- Islamic Revolutionary Guards Deny Trying to Stop UK Oil Tanker – Reports
A Royal Navy ship earlier escorted the oil tanker British Heritage in the Strait of Hormuz after reports that several Iranian military boats had approached the vessel.
“The American government … and also England … should not have taken action if they had made the smallest calculation”, ear Admiral Ali Fadavi, a deputy coordinator of the IRGC said. “We had rented this ship and we carried the cargo. Their action was very silly and they will certainly regret it. Our reciprocal action will be announced”.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has previously rejected claims that the military had attempted to stop a British oil tanker in the Gulf in response to the seizure of an Iranian ship, Fars News Agency reported.
The UK government has, in the meantime, urged Tehran to de-escalate the crisis between the two countries. Addressing the issue, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov also stated that Moscow is ready to assist in easing the tensions.