Iran attempted to block our oil tanker says Britain

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The British government said on Thursday that three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a British ship through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after a warnings from the British warship.

According Reuter, a British government spokesman said: “HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away,”

However, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed the British report as “worthless”, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

The incident came almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking EU sanctions by taking oil to Syria.


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