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UK fends off Iranian bid to block oil tanker


  • Tehran dismisses as ‘worthless’ the British allegation that it had sought to block the ship
  • Britain urges Iran to ‘de-escalate the situation in the region’ after the British Heritage oil tanker operated by BP was approached

LONDON: Three Iranian vessels tried to block a tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the British government said on Thursday, raising the stakes in a test of nerves between Tehran and the West.

Britain urged Iran to “de-escalate the situation in the region" after the British Heritage oil tanker operated by BP was ...


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