July 10, 2019 / 11:39 PM / a month ago

Iranian boats unsuccessfully try to seize British tanker in the Gulf -U.S. official

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them over radio, a U.S. defense official said.

Britain’s Ministry of Defence had no immediate comment. (Reporting by Idrees Ali; Additional reporting by David Milliken in London; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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