Iran tells UK that 'the enemy will regret detaining our oil tanker'
Added 07-11-19 06:36:02am EST - “A deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards added that retaliatory action against Britain for detaining its oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar last week will be announced soon.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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A deputy commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned Britain that 'the enemy will regret detaining our oil tanker' on Thursday, a day after three Iranian vessels tried to seize a British tanker near the Persian Gulf.
The same commander also said that retaliatory actions will be announced against Britain soon, without giving further details.
The UK government says that three armed boats belonging to the Revolutionary Guards ordered UK tanker British Heritage to divert and stop as it tried to pass through the Strait of Hormuz - a strategic bottleneck near Iran - on Wednesday.
The HMS Montrose, a Royal Navy frigate escorting the Heritage, placed itself between the tanker and the Iranian vessels, trained its guns on them, and ordered them to back off - which they did, the UK said.
Tanker British Heritage (pictured in Rotterdam last year), which is owned by BP and sails under and Isle of Man flag, was targeted by three Iranian ships in the Strait of Hormuz Wednesday
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