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UK accuses Iranian boats of impeding British tanker in the Gulf

2019-07-12 09:55:44       source:The Aljazeera

July 12, 2019

Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, the UK's government said, an accusation that Iran denied. 

In a statement on Thursday, the UK said the Iranian ships on Wednesday only turned away after receiving "verbal warnings" from a UK navy vessel accompanying the commercial vessel British Heritage.

"We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region," the statement said.

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