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The way Iran seized British-registered 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

Panama cites ‘deliberate violations’ as it disowns UAE-based tanker seized by Iran

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The plot has thickened around the disappearance of the oil tanker MT Riah, towed to Iranian shores last week, with Panama saying it is revoking the ship’s registration over violation of international rules. Panama’s Maritime Authority on Saturday announced that it initiated the process of withdrawing its flag from the Emirati-based tanker Riah, that vanished Read More

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

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

Seized UK-flagged tanker involved in ‘accident’ with Iranian fishing boat, probe launched – Tehran

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The UK-flagged tanker was entangled in an “accident” with an Iranian fishing boat in the Strait of Hormuz before it was seized by the IRGC, an Iranian official said. Its crew remains on board as a probe was launched by Tehran. The British-flagged vessel Stena Impero was seized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) 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

Tanker crisis reflects UK’s self-inflicted act of national vandalism

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The seizure of a British-flagged tanker by Iran was an accident waiting to happen. Not only does the move further expose Britain’s limitations in defending its interests after decades of cuts to the military, it also underlines the lack of a coherent strategy to deal with the crisis in 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