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In a statement signed on Sunday, 160 Iranian lawmakers cast support to IRGC’s move and appreciated the elite force for impounding the violating vessel, urging the government to approve a motion to charge a toll to ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps impounded the British tanker, Stena Impero, on Friday while it was passing through the Strait of Hormuz en route to Saudi Arabia. It was seized "for failing to respect international maritime rules.”
The oil tanker was then transferred to the coast to undergo the required legal proceedings
originally posted by: IMSAM
Just saw this one
"The UK government did not take its "eye off the ball" over the seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf on Friday, the chancellor told the BBC.
Philip Hammond said the UK has been working closely with US and European partners in response to Iran's actions.
But ex-Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith said the Stena Impero's capture was a "major failure" for the UK.
Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the emergency response committee Cobra on Monday to discuss the issue.
Iran's foreign minister has said that only "prudence and foresight" would reduce tensions between Iran and Britain."
originally posted by: dfnj2015
I can't believe Iran would seize any tankers without being provoked.