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22 April 2024

British PM warns world action if Hormuz is shut


British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that the "whole world" would take action if Iran closed the Strait of Hormuz, in a television interview during a visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday.

"It is in the interests of the whole world that those straits are open and, if there was any threat to close them, I am sure the whole world would come together and make sure they stayed open," Cameron told Al-Arabiya television.

The New York Times reported late on Thursday that the United States has used a secret channel to warn Iran's leaders against closing the Strait of Hormuz, saying that doing so would provoke a US response.