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Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:53 GMT

Iranian Boats Unsuccessfully Attempt to Seize British Tanker in Gulf: US

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:08 GMT

Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards attempted to seize a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday July 10th, a US defence official said.

The boats approached the British oil tanker, asking it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them over radio, Reuters reported.

Britain's Ministry of Defence had no immediate comment. 

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