Iran tried to intercept British tanker in Persian Gulf

Last Updated: Jul 11 2019 13:04
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Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats tried to impede a British oil tanker near the Persian Gulf before being driven off by Royal Navy Ship HMS Montrose which was escorting the U.K. Navy frigate.

As per reports, three Iranian boats approached the tanker British Heritage and tried to bring it to a halt as it was moving out of the Gulf into the Strait of Hormuz.

The report further adds that HMS Montrose trained deck guns on the Iranian vessels and warned them to back away which they eventually did.

The Revolutionary Guards has denied the report saying there had been no confrontation with foreign ships in the last 24 hours.