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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iran seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf , state television reported on Sunday, the The latest foreign vessel Iran said it had seized received fuel from other ships and had been transporting it Iran appeared to link the British seizure of its tanker and the ailing nuclear deal.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard-affiliated news agency said the tanker was seized for breaking three regulations: shutting down its GPS; going In response to the seizure , Iran threatened to seize a British oil tanker . On 9 July, the UK raised the threat to British shipping in Iranian waters in the Gulf
LONDON — Iran said Friday that it had seized a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, and the tanker’s owner said it had lost contact with the vessel as it appeared to be heading toward Iran. The British government said it was urgently seeking information about the incident.
The possible seizure of the ship, the Stena Impero, in the Strait of Hormuz, was the latest in three months of escalating tensions between Iran and the West. It came a day after the United States claimed it had downed an Iranian drone in the area, which the Iranians denied.
Britain and Iran have been embroiled in a dispute for the past few weeks over Britain’s seizure of an Iranian tanker near Gibraltar. Iran had vowed to retaliate.
Iran’s Fars News Agencythe Stena Impero had been impounded because it was “violating maritime rules and regulations.”
The ship’s owners issued a statement that the Stena Impero had been “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 toward,” the owners, Stena Bulk, and the ship’s managers, Northern Marine, said in the statement.
The British Defense Ministry said it was urgently looking into what happened to the Stena Impero, a 30,000-ton British-flagged ship, which was heading for Saudi Arabia when it abruptly left the international sea lanes through the Strait of Hormuz.
Earlier Friday, Iranian officials denied that the American military had downed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a day after President Trump and Pentagon officials
A spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces, in rejecting Mr. Trump’s assertion, also said that the “unfounded claim” had been intended to increase tensions in the Persian Gulf,
We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else. I am worried that USS Boxer has shot down their own UAS by mistake!— Seyed Abbas Araghchi (@araghchi)
Iran's president hints at quid pro quo for seized UK ship.
President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Wednesday that Iran might release a U.K.-flagged ship if Britain takes similar steps to release an Iranian oil tanker seized by the British Royal Navy off Gibraltar earlier this month.
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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iran seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf , state television reported on Sunday, the The latest foreign vessel Iran said it had seized received fuel from other ships and had been transporting it Iran appeared to link the British seizure of its tanker and the ailing nuclear deal. www.nytimes.com
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard-affiliated news agency said the tanker was seized for breaking three regulations: shutting down its GPS; going In response to the seizure , Iran threatened to seize a British oil tanker . On 9 July, the UK raised the threat to British shipping in Iranian waters in the Gulf www.bbc.com
Iran denied having attempted to stop the tanker , official news agencies reported. But as recently as last Friday, a senior Iranian military officer had warned that its forces might try to seize The United States military has said it will begin working with partners to escort more tankers through the Persian Gulf . www.nytimes.com
Earlier: BP Oil Tanker Shelters in Persian Gulf , Fearing Iran Seizure . The incident comes after Iran said it had already begun enriching uranium beyond the cap set in a landmark 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, increasing pressure on European nations who want it to stick with the multi-party deal
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