Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has said they have confiscated a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, Reuters reported, citing the country’s state TV.
According to the report, the British oil tanker “Stena Impero” was detained over a violation of international norms.
A defence expert has shared an image on Twitter, providing details of the tanker’s seizure.
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Earlier on Friday, Reuters reported, citing a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, that Britain was urgently seeking more information after reports that one of its tankers was involved in an incident in the Persian Gulf.
Relations between the UK and Iran worsened recently after Iranian supertanker Grace 1 was detained off the coast of Gibraltar earlier this month on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria for refinement.