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Iranian Boats 'Attempted To Impede' British Oil Tanker In Strategic Strait

Britain says three Iranian boats "attempted to impede" a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, in a move that followed threats from Tehran that London would face consequences for the seizure of an Iranian supertanker last week, "Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the strait of Hormuz," said a government statement released on July 11.,  British warship, 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," the statement said, urging Iran to "de-escalate the situation in the region, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) denied trying to stop the British tanker, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported .............

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