Iran says it has seized foreign tanker as Gulf tensions deepen

Credit: Reuters- Published on July 18, 2019
Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO
Published on July 20, 2019 -  00:35
Hunt warns of 'serious consequences' after tanker seized in Gulf
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says there will be "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a British-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf. The Stena Impero, which is registered in the UK, was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz. Asked if he could rule out military intervention, Mr Hunt said: "We're not looking at military options, we're looking at a diplomatic way to resolve the situation, but we are very clear that it must be resolved. "Freedom of navigation in the Gulf is absolutely essential. If that freedom of navigation is restricted, Iran is the biggest loser and so it is in their interest to resolve this situation as quickly as possible and we will do everything we can to do that."

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Government Plan For Iran Tanker Standoff "Absolutely Appalling" 02:21
Credit: LBC - Published on July 29, 2019 

Britain сays no to swapping seized oil tankers with Iran 00:32
Credit: Rumble - Published on July 29, 2019 

Britain Says No To Swapping Seized Oil Tankers With Iran 00:32
Credit: Wochit - Published on July 29, 2019 

Iran warns 'European war fleet' in Gulf would stir up tensions 01:15
Credit: euronews (in English) - Published on July 29, 2019 

Oman On Regional Turmoil: Keep Us Out Of It 00:35
Credit: Wochit News - Published on July 28, 2019 

Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members 01:42
Credit: Rumble - Published on July 23, 2019 

UK seeks European naval force to counter 'piracy' in Gulf 02:19
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO - Published on July 23, 2019 

Iran seizes British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz 01:14
Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me - Published on July 23, 2019 

Iran seizes British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz 02:09
Credit: TomoNews US - Published on July 23, 2019 

Tensions Continue Rising In Persian Gulf Between Iran And United States 02:08
Credit: CBS4 Miami - Published on July 22, 2019 

You might like