Deborah Haynes for Sky News om mulighederne for at Frankrig kan stå i spidsen for en europæisk-ledet flådemission i Hormuz:
Keep an eye on France.
Multiple sources have told me the French from early on – prior to the Hunt statement – were saying to the UK and others that they could lead a European mission to bolster security for shipping transiting through the Strait of Hormuz and enhance surveillance of the area.
Paris is even said to have been calling up European allies, urging them not to offer anything to the US-led effort and instead wait until the European push is ready to go, according to two of the sources.
Dominic Raab, the new British foreign secretary, has spoken in recent days with Jean-Yves Le Drian, his French counterpart, about plans for this European-led maritime initiative.