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U.K. Fears Iran Is Taking A 'Dangerous Path' After Seizure Of Tanker

Added 07-20-19 01:06:02pm EST - “Iran took over the British-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday and says it and its crew will remain in an Iranian port during a probe of an accident that Iran says led to the seizure.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “U.K. Fears Iran Is Taking A 'Dangerous Path' After Seizure Of Tanker”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Iranian officials are defending the seizure of British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran's coast on Friday. Stena Bulk/AP hide caption

Iranian officials are defending the seizure of British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran's coast on Friday.

The U.K. Foreign Office is summoning the Iranian charge d'affaires following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.

The Stena Impero was traveling to a port in Saudi Arabia, when, according to Iran's Fars News Agency, the ship collided with an Iranian fishing boat. Iran's Revolutionary Guards took control of the tanker, and Iran says the vessel and its crew will remain in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas during an investigation of the accident.

The ship had 23 crew members. Stena Bulk, the owner of the seized tanker, says the crew members are of Indian, Filipino, Russian and Latvian nationalities.

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