U.S. failed to stop release of oil tanker, says Iran envoy in London

LONDON (Reuters) – The Iranian ambassador in London accused the United States of desperately trying to stop the authorities in Gibraltar from releasing the Grace 1 Iranian oil tanker, saying the American effort had been defeated. “America desperately tried to block the release of the tanker at the last minute, but faced a miserable defeat,” the ambassador, Hamid Baeidinejad, said […]

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Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so. Tensions have spiked between Iran and Britain since last Friday when Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker in the world’s most […]

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Iran insists it DOESN’T want confrontation in the Gulf just ‘mutual respect’ despite seizing UK flagged vessel

IRAN is not gunning for war against Britain amid a row over seized UK tanker ships. In a message directed at Boris Johnston who is expected to become Prime Minister today, the Iranian foreign minister claimed his country just wanted “mutual respect”. Mohammad Javad Zarif said: "It is very important for Boris Johnson as he enters 10 Downing Street to […]

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Iran releases video showing capture of British oil tanker

Video by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps shows how the British oil tanker was seized in Strait of Hormuz on Friday. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have released footage showing a British oil tanker being seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. The Stena Impero tanker “was confiscated by the Revolutionary Guards at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime […]

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Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they had captured the British-flagged Stena Impero, announcing the move two weeks after the British navy […]

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