Five armed boats of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps tried to seize the tanker under the British flag in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, but they were prevented by the Royal Marines.
This is reported by American and British media reports the Chronicle.info with reference to UKRINFORM.
In particular, the American channel CNN, citing people familiar with the case U.S. officials reported that the evening of 10 July, representatives of Iran ordered the oil tanker British Heritage, who went to the Strait of Hormuz, to change course and stay nearby, in Iranian territorial waters.
However, intervened and the ship of naval forces of the United Kingdom that accompanied the tanker. According to journalists, military ship as a sign of warning brought your deck installation on the Iranian boats and forced them to retreat.
“The ship of naval forces of great Britain Montrose, who was also on the spot, pointed his weapon at the boat and warned them via radio, so they dispersed,” said one unnamed us officials.
Another called the incident “a manifestation of aggression and attempt to prevent free passage of the Strait”.
Similar information was also published by the British newspaper Evening Standard. Officially, neither Iran nor the United Kingdom has not yet confirmed these reports.
As reported by UKRINFORM, the President of the United States Donald trump is the first approved a military strike on Iran due to the fact that Iran shot down a us reconnaissance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, but then canceled his order.
Later, trump confirmed that us troops are already in position to attack Iran for downed drone, but cancelled at the last minute, as the loss of the Iranians would be “disproportionate”.