A Royal Navy warship escorting the Stena Impero tanker before its Friday detention by the IRGC attempted to put up “resistance and interference” to stop the Iranian military from bringing the tanker to shore, IRGC spokesman Brig. Gen. Ramezan Sharif has said, Fars News Agency has reported.

Earlier, Iranian media reported that the UK-flagged tanker was detained after colliding with an Iranian fishing boat while ignoring its distress call. According to Sharif, the British tanker had turned off its positioning equipment and received multiple warnings about its unsafe behavior before being seized.

The IRGC spokesman alleged that the Royal Navy ship intervened to try to stop Iran’s naval commandos, including by flying helicopters in the vicinity.

Sharif emphasized that the IRGC’s actions during Friday’s incident were in strict accordance with international maritime laws governing behavior in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. According to the spokesman, ‘some foreign vessels’ failed to comply with these regulations, engaging in behavior which he described as ‘arrogant, provocative and threatening.’

The UK’s Ministry of Defence declined to comment to Reuters on the veracity of the IRGC spokesman’s allegations.

Sharif indicated that the seized British tanker is now located at a port in Hormozgan province, with “legal and judicial procedures” to investigate the incident currently underway.

The Royal Navy beefed up its presence in the Persian Gulf last week, sailing a missile destroyer from the Black Sea to the Persian Gulf as at least one frigate was already deployed in the region and escorting tankers. Tensions between Iran and the UK ramped up after British Royal Marines seized a tanker laden with Iranian oil off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4th and accused Iran of trying to smuggle it to Syria in contravention of EU sanctions. Iran said the move was illegal and created a “dangerous precedent.”

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On Saturday, Foreign Secretary Hunt accused Iran of “choosing a dangerous path of illegal and destabilizing behavior” with Friday’s tanker seizure while stressing that the UK’s own detention of the tanker off Gibraltar earlier this month was “legal.”

The British government has already caught flak over the tanker seizure incident, with a former commander of the Royal Navy saying London should not “pretend we’re surprised” by the move, and saying that what he found “extraordinary” was that “we knew that the Iranians would try something like this a few days ago.”

France and Germany have expressed concerns over the Stena Impero’s detention, voicing solidarity with London, with US President Donald Trump promising to discuss the situation with his British allies. India said it is maintaining contact with Iranian authorities regarding the situation, given that 18 Indian nationals are members of the tanker’s crew.

 

Source: Sputnik

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The Iranians detained 2 tankers in response to the brits actions but released the second, I think they should have kept both. Both tankers were being provocative and were rightfully detained by the Iranians, from what I’ve read so far it seems they not only turned off their locator beacons, but also entered the exit sea lanes and were heading up the wrong side of the straight, that’s potentially dangerous to other maritime traffic and extremely provocative I’d say, and also a very good reason for the Iranians to detain the ships, and if the one they are continuing to… Read more »

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Imagine that a country like Argentina that during the Malvinas war was in bankruptcy and not lots of money to buy weapons and equipment gave these filthy british pirates with rotten teeth’s h**l, imagine what a well prepared Army like the Persians could do. Fück England and that bîtch of queen you have.

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Argie recession started AFTER the Malvinas war. BTW, the Argie junta were true-blue motherfückers, but you obviously like freaking fascists and shitlamists over democracies… Argies didn’t gave hëll to the Brits, in fact, when you consider what Brits sent, Argie dictatorship had really lamentable strategy! They had 4 weeks to extend the Port Stanley runway enough to use their Mirages/Daggers, which, BTW, should had been modified, adding refuelling probes prior to the conflict. It also was completely DUMB not asking Dassault for TERs in order to carry 1 Super-530 and 2 Magic-R550 per hardpoint, same for not having added canards… Read more »

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+++ “imagine what a well prepared Army like the Persians could do.” >>> Flying carpets? Why Iran will be defeated within a few days in 10 points. 1.) 400 obsolete navy-vessels. This is mostly a brown-water navy set to operate no more than 30 NM from the shore. USA has by far the biggest navy on Earth. Iranians seem not to get that US-Navy has powerful anti-missile systems too. 2.) 190 fighter aircraft but… mostly 3rd generation and a few early 4th generation : F4, F-5,Su-22, Su-24 a few F-14, Mirage-F1 and MiG-29 which is the most recent asset, only… Read more »

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Obviously they didn’t watch Star Trek: “Resistance is futile!”…

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-HUMAN DECISION CAN OVERRULE SKY (Chinese proverb)

BUT JEWS MUST LASER TILL VANISH LIVE ON EARTH
Then see your ignorance more powerful or the ultimate truth
(Other seek DANNY WOO VK in QWANT for book of life, so you aware why you need to keep a distance from subject targeted to destroy)

And dont forget to watch how the story should end since God were kind and merciful already toasted by the meaning of Deception.
 

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al-Nakba v2.0

Ah, I feel my MBDA and EuroSAM shares will soon skyrocket as fast as Aster-30 is launched from a VLS…

Garnet Troy Rossi Montreal Canada
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Garnet Troy Rossi Montreal Canada

you off yer med, you k**e?

Garnet Troy Rossi Montreal Canada
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Garnet Troy Rossi Montreal Canada

ALM would not let me post the work K-I-K-E here…wondering if ALM is actually a Mossad website…

al-Nakba v2.0
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al-Nakba v2.0

Bouh, MBDA is an EU company : Matra+Airbus+BAe joint venture.
I didn’t advertised for Rafael, idiot! But I like Rafael a lot, they’re my #1 source of dividends for any arms maker. But MBDA is a bit higher in quality, unfortunately, there are not enough idiots to test nations equipped with MBDA missiles, so there is less advertising and, here its also a bad side for me, less ammo shots.
Taking out a few IRIAF fighter-jets using the Meteor and MICA would be great too…

Garnet Troy Rossi Montreal Canada
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Garnet Troy Rossi Montreal Canada

you off yer meds, you k-i-k-e ?

al-Nakba v2.0
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al-Nakba v2.0

Look well : this is what Hezbollah did to our Blue-Helmet peace keepers in Beirut, 1983. They came to stop civilian massacres, just like those which happened in Sabra+Chatila camps.
http://archives.ecpad.fr/wp-content/gallery/attentat_du_drakar_au_liban/F-83-471-L289.jpg
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So, guess what? Anyone targetting Hezbollah or their masters in Tehran has my 100% approval! No fuss, if I ever meet Netanyahu, I’ll pay him a beer!
Terrorists who mass murder Blue-Helmet peace-keepers deserve no mercy, period!

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al-Nakba v2.0

We’ll neither forget, nor will we forgive.
My sole regret : after this we should have allied with Saddam and used tactical nukes to liquidate the ayatoilet mafia.
They like to use terror on the kafir? I like to terrorise the terrorists.
And well, why having nuclear weapons if not to use these. It’s time to show these rascals that we mean business.

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Garnet Troy Rossi Montreal Canada :
Canada : Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch : Elizabeth II
Canada is NATO member.
IMHO, since AMN is hosted in Denmark, MI6 and CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) won’t have too much problems at getting your IP and identifying an enemy of the Her Majesty.
Sometimes it’s sad that we’ve became too civilised. There were times when traitors to the Crown were hung, drawn and quartered…

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al-Nakba v2.0

-the [typing error]

Jose MataJudios
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Jose MataJudios

Fûck you filthy and disgusting jew.

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al-Nakba v2.0

0% Jew, but I do nice money as Rafael and Elbit shareholder.
I’m also in MBDA, Thales, Dassault, Heckler und Koch, FN (Belgium), Airbus, Nexter, Leonardo, etc etc, but it’s clear that Israeli arms companies are really a bliss for investors, they distribute nicer % of their benefits to shareholders.
As Mayer Lansky said : “Nothing personal, it’s just business”

Jose MataJudios
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Jose MataJudios

Just like your mother the prostitute.

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Daeshbags-Sux

You’re insulting the memory of a late person who was of high morality with disgusting defamation
You’ve just brought a curse on you.
All your little world will fall apart, all your life will be made a mess by all those you hate, even dogs will pi$$ on you when you’ll end sleeping on the sidewalk.

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al-Nakba v2.0

I hope you’ll join IRGC in Syria. Please gimme your GPS coordinate : I’m sure I can ask Rafael for a Spice 250, special edition with your name engraved on! Have you a preferred colour?
Don’t you want to meet Allah and have your 72 virgins too? I’m sure I can arrange the meeting!