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IRAN SEIZES BRITISH OIL TANKER

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Look where all that UK and EU ass-kissing got them. Europe, take note, cowards. ‘Give ’em nukes!’

So much for attempts to maintain the ‘peace in our time’ rotten deal. Iran does not fear the UK or Europe. They are defeated. Bet they go running to Daddy Trump.

Iran recent war-gaming:

Iran ‘seizes British-flagged oil tanker’ in Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard says it seized the Stena Impero for “violating international maritime rules”.

BY Sky News,  19 July 2019:

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard told state TV it seized the Stena Impero. File pic: Stena Bulk

The Foreign Office is “urgently seeking” further information after Iran claimed to have seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

Sky sources have confirmed defence secretary Penny Mordaunt has been briefed on the incident in the Gulf.

A statement from the ship’s owner and management firm said: “Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management can confirm that at approximately 1600 BST on 19th July UK registered vessel Stena Impero was approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters.

“We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran.

“There are 23 seafarers aboard. There have been no reported injuries and their safety is of primary concern to both owners and managers.

“The priority of both vessel owner Stena Bulk and ship manager Northern Marine Management is the safety and welfare of the crew.”

Sky’s foreign affairs Editor Deborah Haynes described the situation as British officials’ worst nightmare.

“This is being discussed at the highest level of government,” she added.

It comes after the Iranian tanker, Grace 1, was seized on 4 July off the coast of Gibraltar for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

Following the operation, led by a team of Royal Marines, Iran threatened to seize a British tanker in retaliation.

Just days later a Royal Navy warship deterred Iranian patrol boats attempting to impede a British tanker sailing through the Strait of Hormuz, leading the government to deploy a second vessel to the region.

The White House said it is aware ‘of reports that Iranian forces seized a British oil tanker. ‘

‘This is the second time in just over a week the UK has been the target of escalatory violence by the Iranian regime,’ said National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis

‘The U.S. will continue to work with our allies and partners to defend our security and interests against Iran’s malign behaviour.’

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