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Top-Level Government Talks On Iran Tensions And More Calls To End Historic Prosecutions Of Veterans

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PM To Chair COBRA Meeting On Tanker Seizure

Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency COBRA committee later, to discuss continuing tensions with Iran. 

Ministers are preparing to set out how they will respond to the seizing of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran said the seizure is in retaliation for the boarding by Royal Marines of an Iranian ship off the coast of Gibraltar earlier this month.

The Government's seeking international support to persuade Iran to release the tanker.

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MPs Urge Next PM To End 'Vexatious' Claims Against Veterans

MPs have urged the next prime minister to legislate to end the "ridiculous charade" of "vexatious" and repeated investigations into alleged historical offences by British troops.

The Commons Defence Select Committee said there should be a "presumption against prosecution".

The Ministry of Defence says it is launching a consultation today.


Reserves Passing Out Parade

The newest members of the Army reserves have been celebrating the end of their initial training.

Recruits from across Scotland and northern England have been taking part in their Phase 1 course over the last few weeks.

Friends and family joined recruits at a passing out parade held at Edinburgh's Redford Barracks to celebrate the end of their 16-day Bravo course.