facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

British navy to stop in Gibraltar during diplomatic row with Spain

Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- British naval ships will sail into the Mediterranean Sea next week amid a diplomatic controversy with Spain, officials said Thursday.

Three of the naval vessels are expected to make a stop at Gibraltar, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The navy insisted the vessels' four-month deployment in the region was part of a military exercise that had been planned for several months.

It comes as Spain is threatening to tighten rules on visitors to the British territory of Gibraltar.

The Response Force Task Group, comprised of nine vessels, is scheduled to depart England Monday.

The group, led by the helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious, will sail through the Mediterranean and on the Persian Gulf and the Horn of Africa.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter Six Flags fight leaves boy critically injured, may have been organized on Twitter
2
Robert Zimmerman talks about life with infamous brother George Robert Zimmerman talks about life with infamous brother George
3
NYC teacher charged with sex with female students
4
Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces
5
Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event
Trending News
x
Feedback