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Alleged Hijacking Incident In The Arabian Sea Inexplicably Resolved By Itself

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Alleged Hijacking Incident In The Arabian Sea Inexplicably Resolved By Itself

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An incident where Iranian-backed forces allegedly seized control of a tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the United Arab Emirates has ended safely, the U.K. Maritime Trade Operations announced.

 

The vessel is safe and secure, the UKMTO added.

On August 3rd, two maritime incidents took place, and they were attributed to Iranian-backed forces.

These unknown Iranian-backed forces allegedly took control of an oil tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, three maritime security sources said, after Britain’s maritime trade agency reported a “potential hijack” in the area.

Two of the maritime sources identified the seized vessel as the Panama-flagged asphalt/bitumen tanker Asphalt Princess in an area in the Arabian Sea leading to the Strait of Hormuz.

The second incident involved six oil tankers, where they announced around the same time via their Automatic Identification System trackers that they were “not under command,” according to MarineTraffic.com.

It wasn’t immediately clear what was happening off the coast of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman, but British sources told the UK’s Times newspaper that they also believe the Asphalt Princess had been hijacked and that they are “working on the assumption Iranian military or proxies boarded the vessel.

The Times defense editor tweeted: “British sources believe Asphalt Princess has been hijacked. They are working on the assumption Iranian military or proxies have boarded vessel.”

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards denied that Iranian forces or allies were involved in action against any ship off the UAE coast, saying the incident was a pretext for “hostile action” against Tehran, Iranian state television said on its website.

“According to information from security sources, Iran’s armed forces and all branches of the Islamic Resistance in the Middle East have nothing to do with the incident in the Gulf of Oman,” the Guards said in a statement carried by the website.

Abolfazl Shekarchi, Iran’s senior armed forces spokesman, also denounced reports of maritime incidents and hijacking in the Gulf area as “a kind of psychological warfare and setting the stage for new bouts of adventurism,” the Fars News Agency said.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry also dismissed rumors about the entry of the country’s military forces into foreign ships passing in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, warning against such false reports propagated by the Western and Zionist media.

Saeed Khatibzadeh, the Foreign Ministry spokesman called on all parties to be vigilant against the spread of fake news, given the contradictory news about maritime security in the region.

“Iran’s naval forces are ready to provide naval support, if needed, to transit ships in the region,” he said. “In case of problems in navigation systems, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to provide assistance and investigate the matter closely.”

The U.S. State Department said that while they are concerned it is “too early for us to offer a judgment.” The department will continue to share information and coordinate with allies regarding any developments. The Emirati government did not immediately acknowledge the incident.

Meanwhile, in the same vein, the UK alongside powerhouses Romania and Liberia, wrote a letter to the UN saying that it was “highly likely” that Iran used one or more drones to carry out a deadly tanker attack on July 29th off the coast of Oman.

“This attack disrupted and posed a risk to the safety and security of international shipping and was a clear violation of international law,” the countries said in a letter to the 15-member council seen by Reuters. “This act must be condemned by the international community.”

“The United Kingdom and Romania, along with regional and international partners, are conducting a thorough investigation of this attack. We will update the council in due course,” Britain, Liberia and Romania said in the letter.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry earlier summoned Britain’s chargé d’affaires and Romania’s ambassador in protest at the false accusations.

In response, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi, spokesman of the Iranian Armed Forces said:

“In addition to helping the safe movement of commercial ships, the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have full intelligence about any suspicious movements and stand completely prepared,” he told Fars news agency.

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G2 Man

As I mentioned before the US and UK are turning into clowns for Zionist propaganda. There was NO INCIDENT of any kind.

Peppe il Sicario

The cheeky Limeys, the Pirate Race, who dare call others what they have been doing for centuries!!! Why don’t you raise the Skull & Bones flag over your Her Majesty the Lizard’s ships instead, It would be fitting indeed. Hear hear!!!

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G2 Man

It would appear that the UK has hired Baghdad Bob as their new propaganda minister. In this day and age where everyone has a smart phone and ships carry navigation SAT equipment that such idiotic claims would wash. This panic has been caused because the Zionist ship carrying Iraqi stolen oil was hit with precision and two Mossad agents with UK and Romanian passports were taken out by Dhofari resistance forces.

US & EU are Zion slaves

Fun fact, if Iran wanted those ships they would have it under their control for whatever the reason might be, it is a joke and a moronic act of the West and mostly done so by Wahhabi Slaves of Zion.

The UK is fuking joke of the world, Zion are terrorists, Wahhabis are dogs of Zion.
So what the yanquis said, “too early for us to offer a judgment” so how some sh*ty country dare to make such moronic accusations. Who in the fuking world believes Zion and British apes?
Only rtd believe apes.

US & EU are Zion slaves

PressTV: Iran: Reports of maritime incidents Western psywar for new adventurism
“The Iranian Armed Forces have denounced recent contradictory reports of maritime incidents and hijacking in the Sea of Oman as a Western “psychological warfare” meant to set the ground for new adventurism.”
https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2021/08/04/663692/Iran-Shekarchi-Sea-Oman

farbat

fake british nonsense

farbat

the british have no say in the persian gulf their information even the official ones are mostly misleading

Michel LeBlanc

Propaganda is like a horse, it has many parts. Legacy media is the horses mouth, and you are the horses ass!

block

Suddenly the british and their media outlets have an ounce of credibility?

Christian J. Chuba

It might have been a reminder from Iran that they could easily make life unbearable for the vassal states of the U.S. and Israel if they continue with their aggression against Iran. This happened a day after Bahrain’s supreme court convicted Iran’s central bank of money laundering and stole $1.3B from a bank account Iran had in their country.

I could see Iran boarding 4 tankers at the same time, smashing a few chandeliers and then leaving. Actually, that’s pretty impressive. I bet the Mossad wouldn’t be able to do that because all they do is bribe locals into starting fires.

Fog of War

” This happened a day after Bahrain’s supreme court convicted Iran’s central bank of money laundering and stole $1.3B from a bank account Iran had in their country. ”

So after 30 years Iran still hasn’t learned its lesson. Dont keep your valuables in foreign nations, how dumb can the Iranians be ?

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