‘Extraordinarily Brazen’ : Iran Seizes Tanker in Strait of Hormuz, Raising Tensions with Britain
Iran seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for alleged marine violations. After that, it allowed a second one to proceed after issuing a warning. It has the label “Extraordinarily Brazen”. Read more below
The actions are a dramatic intensification of already relations between the U.S. and Iran. The latest is Britain which seized an Iranian tanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria several weeks ago.
Firstly, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard earlier said it seized the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero. This is after the failure to follow international maritime regulations. The Guard overtake the ship to a coastal area over to maritime authorities, according to Iran state media.
Secondly, the Tasnim news service quoted regional military sources saying the Guard also stopped but released British-operated tanker Mesdar in the Strait of Hormuz.
President Donald Trump told reporters the U.S. would work with the British on the tanker situation. His term was ‘Extraordinarily Brazen’.
In short, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is denying this week that the ship is heading to Syria. After that, he would not say where it was headed.
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