British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ordered the deployment of two Royal Navy ships, surveillance assets, and a P-8 reconnaissance aircraft to the eastern Mediterranean in order to bolster Israeli security.
“We must be unequivocal in making sure the types of horrific scenes we have seen this week will not be repeated. Alongside our allies, the deployment of our world-class military will support efforts to ensure regional stability and prevent further escalation,” Sunak wrote in a statement announcing the new deployment.
“Our military and diplomatic teams across the region will also support international partners to re-establish security and ensure humanitarian aid reaches the thousands of innocent victims of this barbaric attack from Hamas terrorists,” he added.
The British deployment comes on the heels of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s decision on Sunday to move the USS Gerald Ford Carrier Strike Group to the eastern Mediterranean.
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