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The way Iran seized the UK-flagged oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

Iranian state media releases footage of oil tanker seizure

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Footage showing the moment Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has been released – with the UK describing the incident as a “hostile act”. The video, released by Iranian state media, shows armed troops wearing ski masks sitting in a helicopter as it Read More

‘Hostile act’: UK says ship seized by Iran was in Omani waters

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Iran has released video footage of the moment its Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in what the UK defence secretary has described as a “hostile act”. In the footage, a helicopter hovers over the Stena Impero. Several troops repel down ropes onto the Read More

Speedboats & helicopter assault: Iran shows footage of British tanker seizure

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Published time: 20 Jul, 2019 15:27 Edited time: 20 Jul, 2019 15:46 Follow RT on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) has released a video showing the moment its operatives captured the UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero. The IRGC claims that a British frigate tried to interfere, but failed. The impressive, movie-like footage was released by the elite Read More

France and Germany stand by UK over ‘massive’ Iran crisis

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The French foreign ministry has called on Iran to quickly release a British-flagged oil tanker it detained on Friday afternoon. The Stena Impero and its 23 crew members were approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz on Friday at around 4pm UK time, according to the Read More

Iran warned of ‘serious consequences’ over seizure of UK-flagged tanker

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Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged oil tanker which was detained in the Strait of Hormuz. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Friday night amid escalating tensions in the region. Following the talks, a government spokesperson said Iran’s Read More

Iran warned of ‘serious consequences’ over seizure of UK oil tankers

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Government ministers are “deeply concerned” about the seizure of two ships by Iranian authorities in the Gulf. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged tanker which was taken in the Strait of Hormuz. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Read More

Iran’s seizure of UK oil tankers ‘unacceptable’, says Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt has warned Iran will face “serious consequences” if it does not release a British-flagged tanker after two ships were seized in the Gulf. The foreign secretary attended a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee Cobra on Friday night amid the escalation of tensions in the region. Owners of the Stena Impero confirmed the Read More

Iran seizes two UK tankers, ratchets up Strait of Hormuz oil flow risks

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Highlights Stena Impero chemical tanker seized, VLCC Mesdar released Iran’s IRGC says it seized Stena Bulk for shipping violation: state TV UK foreign secretary ‘extremely concerned’ by incidents Washington — Iran seized a UK chemical tanker and briefly detained a UK-owned VLCC in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, ratcheting up regional tensions and risks to Read More

Iran seizes UK tanker as tensions soar

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7/19/2019 NEW YORK – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid soaring tensions in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. Brent climbed more than 1% on the news. A spokesperson for the British government said it was urgently seeking further information and assessing the situation following Read More