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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

Iran releases VIDEO of detained British-flagged tanker

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Published time: 20 Jul, 2019 13:51 Follow RT on Footage showing the oil tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by the Iranian authorities on Friday, has been published by the semi-official Iranian news agency Tasnim. The video shows the vessel in the sea and is attributed to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN). 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

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

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Published time: 20 Jul, 2019 05:57 Follow RT on The UK-flagged oil tanker was involved in an “incident” 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 vessel Stena Impero 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

US pressure & EU inaction left Iran with ‘very few options’ except to retaliate

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The seizure of British-owned oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz is the signal that Iran’s patience has run out, worn thin by European inaction over a year after the US pullout from the nuclear deal, analysts have told RT. Prior to May this year, Iran exercised extreme restraint despite the US sanctions and its Read More

Saudi Arabia invites US to ‘preserve its peace’ against Iran by swamping Gulf with more troops

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Saudi Arabia has rolled out the welcome mat for US troops in a move it claims is aimed at “preserving its peace” – mainly by menacing Iran, where tensions have risen near a breaking point after multiple tanker seizures. King Salman has approved hosting US forces in order to “increase joint cooperation in defense of Read More