‘HOSTILE ACT’ Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seizes British oil tanker in the Gulf days after clash with Royal Navy amid escalating tensions

The Sun

A BRITISH-flagged Swedish owned tanker has been seized by Iran and is heading for the Revolutionary Guard base at Qeshm Island.

Northern Marine, a subsidiary of Stena AB, confirmed “hostile action” had occurred before the tanker Stena Impero changed its course this afternoon. 

It is believed 23 crew members were on board.

Just a few days ago Iran’s supreme leader had threatened Britain will retaliation over what he described as the “vicious” seizure of an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar by UK forces.

Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused Britain of “piracy” after the Royal Marines seized a supertanker believed to be carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria on July 5.

He has called for the immediate release of the oil tanker Grace 1, which was detained on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria.

In a TV speech, the Ayatollah said: “Evil Britain commits piracy and steals our ship and gives it a legal appearance.

“Iran and those who believe in our system will not leave such vicious deeds unanswered.”

An Iranian bomb boat was found in the path of a British warship racing to the Gulf just two days ago.

HMS Duncan could have been destroyed by the unmanned attack ship packed with explosives, according to reports.

It comes as the UK is sending three ships to the Gulf.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard also seized another oil tanker on Sunday, the Panama-flagged MT Riah.

The country later released a video showing the troops in speedboats seizing the tanker along with 12 members which it accused of smuggling oil.

The unverified video shows the moment two speedboats circulating the Panama-flagged MT Riah.

The foreign oil tanker was reportedly then seized shortly after being surrounded in stormy waters.


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9 Responses to ‘HOSTILE ACT’ Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seizes British oil tanker in the Gulf days after clash with Royal Navy amid escalating tensions

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “It comes as the UK is sending three ships to the Gulf.”

    Keep sending ’em.

    They’ll be running each other over pretty soon.

  2. daman says:

    Gulf of Tonkin comes to mind!

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    Closest related article to this one…


    “Ahmadinejad went on to say that in talks, Trump could be made to see that the long-term cost-benefit does not support the idea of a war, and that he should not be shortsighted.”

    He know better.

    Chump is Yahoo’s b#tch, Ahmadinejad knows this (unequivocally), so this is merely rhetoric on his part.

    I really do wish he was still president of Iran… no one better for the ‘job’.

  4. Ed Teach says:

    Lets bomb iran for israel. sounds fun.

    Reminds me of the song ” lets have a war”

  5. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    Well HERE’S an interesting turn of events…


    “… the authority said that its own investigation into the tanker’s disappearance had found that it “deliberately violated international regulations” by failing to report an unusual situation, presumably its seizure by the Iranian Navy. The authority also condemned the use of Panama-registered vessels for “illicit activities” without ascribing any such specific activity to the Riah.”

    Wonder who put ’em up to it, hmmm…

  6. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Nobody wants to be on that confrontational course and part of a US push against Iran,” an official was quoted by Reuters as saying.”


    The rest ain’t fallin’ for the banana in the damn tailpipe!


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