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U.K. Claims Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Tried To Stop British Tanker In Persian Gulf

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British media and government have just invented a new PR victory over Iran in the Persian Gulf.

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to take control of the British oil tanker as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz, The Sun reported on July 10 citing “US officials”.

“But HMS Montrose quickly trained its 30mm deck guns on the enemy boats and warned them off, they added.

The British Heritage tanker was being escorted through the flashpoint region by the Montrose amid feverish tensions between Iran and the West.

But the Navy frigate rallied into action when the rival boats approached the oil tanker and demanded it change course into Iranian waters.

According to the anonymous officials, the Montrose came up from the rear of the tanker and aimed its weapons at the Iranians – before issuing a verbal warning to get away,” The Sun claimed.

The Royal Navy HMS Montrose allegedly “pointed it guns at the boats and warned them over radio, at which point they dispersed”, the article quoted the anonymous US official.

U.K. Claims Iran's Revolutionary Guards Tried To Stop British Tanker In Persian Gulf

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Later, the British government supported the media report by an official statement

“Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz,” the British government statement said.

“HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away. We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region.”

In own turn, the IRGC rejected the British claims that its forces had attempted to seize the tanker.

“Patrols by the IRGC’s Navy vessels have been underway in the Persian Gulf based on current procedures and missions assigned to them with vigilance, precision and strength,” the Public Relations Department of the IRGC Navy’s Fifth Naval Zone said.

“In the past 24 hours, there has been no encounter with foreign ships, including British ones,” it added.

The IRGC’s Navy added that its fifth zone does have capabilities to act “decisively and swiftly” and seize foreign vessels in the area it is tasked with patrolling if an order is issued to that effect.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that those who make such claims attempt to “cover up their weak point”.

“Apparently the British tanker has passed. What they have said themselves and the claims that have been made are for creating tension and these claims have no value,” he noted.

On July 4, British marines seized an Iranian oil tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar under the pretext that the vessel had been suspected of carrying crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions against the Arab country.

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  • Anglo American anecdotes get truly clumsy when confronted by Iran, first merciful Trump calling off retaliation to prevent 150 Iranian death and now British frigates shoo of evil loaded IRGC small boats in Iranian backyard.
    Lol, these evil Iranian small boats like Assad’s barrel bombs never die.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Another fake news to boost terrorists Bolton and Pompeo morale.

    • Toronto Tonto

      loser

      • Mike

        What got nothing better to say, go back to giving occupubacon a blowjob, since you canuck boys a re only good at being on your knees.

        • Toronto Tonto

          Did you get turned down when you tried to get out of your shitthole or do you have a criminal record loser .

      • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

        still swallowing Naziyahu’s tiny jewish cock? probably :)

  • Gezzah Potts

    The propaganda blitz never ends. All for the consumption of the gullible and blind to continue believing the Anglo Zionist Empire are the good guys protecting freedom and democracy whilst upholding the international rules based order. I would believe anything the Iranians say before believing a word coming from the UK or United States.

    • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

      same, the west is a falling crumbling decrepit empire

      • Gezzah Potts

        Here in Australia, the vast majority either couldn’t give a rats tinker the death and destruction the ‘oh so moral, international law abiding West’ (cough) is unleashing on other countries or else they bury their heads in the sand and go shopping for more and more stuff and get pissed at the Pub. Or all staring at their phones. Even while walking. Like lobotomised lemmings. They havn’t a clue what’s coming.

        • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

          anglo-saxon empire in general is crumbling

  • Rob

    The UK government looked for allies to join
    their freedom piracy but no one is agree because every one know that this is crime in international water. LOL

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Absolute HOGWASH, the limey gits are involved in cheap psy-ops against Iran as the French are trying to negotiate. The limeycunts are the most devious scum ever.

    • Toronto Tonto

      Still believe that dufus .

      • Mike

        Still posting here canuck fag.

      • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

        80 IQ CanadiCunt detected

        • bla

          correction, Jew troll posing as a Canadian detected. Just block Canada retard, don´t waste your time with that human trash

          • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

            he’s been a hasbara paid troll since 2009

  • verner

    they truly are spoiling for war – and that will be the usual standard stuff – aerial bombings and cruise missiles on a country with a 80 m population – bound to fail but bae, northrop-grumman, raytheon and lockheed- martin will all come in their pants. and Iran, a country not known to start wars for some 400 years, will close the hormuz strait and finish off loading at ras tanura for a long long time. and thus more misery, more destruction more death and more futures ruined by the disintegrated states of A, UK and possibly France as well while the rest of the world sits quiet as a mouse and prefers to look elsewhere. a west that has lost its bearings and no longer navigates with the best for the world in mind. shameful.

  • Jim Bim

    Propaganda from UK/US, delivered by MSM/ Fake news

  • Brother Ma

    Due to Eu sanctions? Yeh ..sure!!! You mean UK bootlicks ran to do the Dirty work of the Yankees and of course be the Cannon fodder.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The shameless limey cowards have their head up Americunt dumbass so far that they can’t see the light. Trump just humiliated the limey ambassador and kicked him out and is picking fellow idiot Boris Johnson as the new British puppet PM. UK is like a banana republic or even worse.

  • Garga

    They aware that the Strait of Hormuz is Iranian territorial water, aren’t they?

    Being an international passageway, Iran, a signatory of UNCLOS guarantees “innocent” passage of vessels during peacetime. It doesn’t mean if the Iranian coast guard orders a ship in it’s waters to do something within it’s rights (like halt, get ready to be boarded and inspected), the ship can ignore it.

    Are they under the impression that pointing guns in another country’s territory is considered an “innocent” act?
    And it’s a 30mm deck gun for crying out-loud. Every single one of Iranian boats have the same or bigger guns, in addition to missiles and whatnot.

    I hope the Iranian administration, parliament and others act swiftly as soon as possible, but I know there’s procedures to be observed in the international organizations which move like turtles and Iran must make absolutely clear that she is on the right side, like waiting 14 months to react the breach of JCPoA, but I hope this one doesn’t take that long. ;)

    They probably are going to make a movie out of this “heroic” acts of British navy, both the piracy and then pretend to ward off big bad Iranians. I understand they need these lies to feed the gullible in their population, How much of Brits can be categorized as gullible anyway? Is it close to the record-holder, the US of A?

    Sorry British friends, but your government desperately needs a good spanking

    • Toronto Tonto

      Take a closer look gaga .

      • Mike

        A closer look that you tonto are pathetic little faget like your ukie grandfather.

        • Toronto Tonto

          Are you looking for a raise ?? if so keep typing dumbazz .

  • gustavo

    Any news coming from UK, USA or Israel is totally questionable since they have lost credibility all over the rest of the world “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.”

    • Zionism = EVIL

      That is true, but Iranian mullahs have handled the nuclear issue very poorly. Ahmedinejad, a technocrat and an engineer was on the right track and wanted Iran to test a nuke but was ousted by the corrupt mullahs. Zarif is a US green card holder and no one takes him seriously. Iranian government is quite fractured and needs to wake up or the US and Zionist hyenas will increase their pressure and terrorism. Iran’s only logical option is to test a nuke.

    • Toronto Tonto

      Even worse is RT and spundik lol.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      False flags are the full extent of UK capabilities, that and trying to deny democracy to their people. A good example of such is denying the people’s vote to leave the EU as they’re still trying to figure out how to prevent it and save face.

      I wonder if they’ve murdered the Skripals yet to keep them from telling the truth about that false flag event. It’s strange that his daughter, who had a very active life in Russia, hasn’t been seen since that false flag event.

    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      I don’t think they can loose something that they never had.
      The UK was a lying Empire 500 years ago and in every century and every war they have lied.
      They always blame the very people they so conveniently end up conquering and occupying.

  • opet ja

    The best thing would be Iranians seize UK destroyer lol. But if they want a tanker, feel free to destroy escorting ship first.

  • Joao Alfaiate

    The UK is Trump’s poodle. The Brits just pulled their ambassador for telling the truth about Trump.

  • grumpy_carpenter

    Tit-for-tat bullshit. Both sides know that a war in the gulf will be a disaster. All they are doing is bullshit propaganda points. If Iran wanted to start something they’d just sink the ship but they just harass it while the British tattles to the press. I like the part where the British talk about “training weapons” on the Iranians when in reality there were likely dozens of anti-shipping missiles trained on them waiting for them to take a shot.

  • Rhodium 10

    Sorry but not credible!…Brittish waship captain know that if he give the order to shot and sink that Irani fast boats…they will risk the HMS destroyer as Iran have mor than 20 antiship missile complex deployed in the Irani coast just 20km…surely he remembered what happened during Falkland war with HMS Sheffield, Glamorgan and Atlantic Conveyor…all of them hitted by antiship missile( Exocet)….

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Every single war the UK has ever been in, they were both the bad-guys and instigators.
    Yet they always blame the very people they end up conquering.
    Coincidence? You be the judge.

    • Ed

      So the UK instigated WW2 and were the bad guys? Please tell us how you came to that conclusion!

  • Tommy Jensen

    This means Iran has declared war against Britain and Her Majesty the Queen, and this is officially.

    As many times before in history Britain will defend itself.
    “Rule Britannia rule the waves, our enemies never shall be safe, because we never ever will be slaves!”

    I have the feeling the times from 1740 are rolling up to our days folks………………………..LOL.
    https://youtu.be/QrAlmZ3N0MM

  • Mike

    Toronto tonto shows how loathsome these Ukrainian Canadians are, they have it in over whatever enemy the West and Zionist declare. So even though Iran has never had an issue or much of a relation with Ukraine, you still have this Ukrainian canuck posting shit on Iran. On a side note it shows how hollow Zionist media is about their obsession over NNAZI’s and WW2, yet get along with neo-NAZI’s very easily in places like Ukraine. Well can’t expect much from Zionist fascist shitholes with no Independence like Canada and Ukraine.

    • Toronto Tonto

      Its people like YOU and Russian aggression that I am against , I have no Ukrainian blood or thank god Russian blood in my family

    • Toronto Tonto

      Hey can you see that fire outside Moscow from the troll factory window .

  • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

    People, feel bad and pity Toronto Tonto. He’s a middle aged unemployed, fat Canadian on disability whose been posting on Disqus non-stop spreading propaganda since 2009. I wish him well :)

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Not sure if the idiot is a “Canadian”? His English syntax is very poor and his one dimensional focus on Russia means that he is either a Jew or a Uki loser. Or like you said, he may be a unemployed queer who just wants attention, like the 21 year old nosey nate Jew faggot Jacob Wohl.

  • Rob

    Iran has full right to retaliate to UK piracy in international water but needs Ahmadi Najad or any other brave leader not Rohani.

    The JCPOA was a serious blunder by which Rohani commit treason with Iranian nation. How much any leader rub themselves to US leaders so much he will compromise national security and will face humiliation.

    The next number is of Pakistan because the Pakistani leaders and politacians also dance on Trump invitation.

  • occupybacon

    No vid = fake news

  • vaderfater

    Iranian ayatollahs foresaid this thing.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    i read that they said a US aircraft was flying overhead and recorded it, well wheres the footage? maybe its being “edited” lol