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Iran: US, UK Will 'Regret' Seizing Tanker off Gibraltar

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7Dnews London - AFP

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:07 GMT

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) threatened on Thursday July 11th that the United States and Britain will "strongly regret" the seizure of a tanker off Gibraltar, its semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

"If the enemy had made the smallest assessment they wouldn't have done this act," said Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi, deputy commander in chief of IRGC, referring to the seizure of an oil tanker late last week by Gibraltar's police aided by British Royal Marines, AFP reported.

He described the seizure of the tanker as "stupidity... a trait the American President has in spades and the British to some extent."

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