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Britain Accuses Iran of Trying to Block Oil Tanker in Gulf

Thursday, 11 July 2019 23:45 WIB Global

Britain said Thursday that Iranian vessels tried to "impede the passage" of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz. A government statement said three Iranian vessels were involved with the incident, and that they backed off when they received a warning from a British warship. Iran's Revolutionary Guards denied Britain's accusation.  A statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency said Guards patrol boats carried out normal duties and had "no clashes with alien boats, especially English boats." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had warned Wednesday that Britain would face unspecified "consequences" over the seizure last week of an Iranian oil tanker suspected of...

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