US sends secret message to Iran over Strait of Hormuz
The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast on Sunday said that America had sent a message to Tehran regarding the Strait of Hormuz. Mehmanparast told reporters Sunday that the message was conveyed in three ways including by UN envoy Susan Rice. When asked about the content of this letter, Mehmanparast said that it is under study and "we will respond if necessary."
Meanwhile, a British newspaper reported on Sunday that Britain sent special forces units and warships to protect the Strait of Hormuz, which responsible for about 40 per cent of the world's oil trade. This came after the Iranian threat to close it in response to any embargo on its oil sector by the European Union.
According to the report, the special forces would be deployed on board of the minesweepers and on the ground in the Arab Gulf countries in order to protect vessels.
A senior British security source revealed that a group of British communications experts deployed in the area to monitor Iranian military intelligence communications. The source added, "intelligence is the key to the solution. We may need to work on the basis of information provided to warn the Iranians that we are aware of what they are planning."