Iranian boats tried to stop the British tanker
Five boats, allegedly belonging to the Iranian army, tried to stop a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.
Five boats, which are believed to belong to the Iranian Navy, tried to stop a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. It is reported by Reuters, citing us defense Ministry.
At first, the Iranians demanded that the ship stopped, but after the warning received on the radio channel from the British ship, the boats moved back.
British authorities have not yet commented on the incident.
We will remind, on July 4 it became known that the police and customs services of Gibraltar detained the supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of illegal oil supplies to Syria. According to media reports, the tanker was carrying oil from Iran, taken on Board in mid-April.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed its strong protest to the British Ambassador in connection with the detention of the tanker. In addition, Iran has threatened to seize the British tanker if the detained vessel is not released.