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Britse oorlogsbodem voorkomt Iraanse poging om tanker te hinderen

July 11, 2019 - Een schip van de Royal Navy voorkwam een poging tot kaping van een Britse olietanker door Iraanse boten in de Straat van Hormuz, klaarblijkelijk als vergelding voor de aanhouding van een van Irans eigen schepen.

HMS Montrose, a British frigate shadowing the tanker British Heritage, was forced to move between the three boats and the tanker, the UK government said.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have done so immediately.

The incident came at a time of heightened tensions over Iran's unraveling nuclear agreement with world powers. Iran recently began breaching uranium enrichment limits in response to the Trump administration's withdrawal from the agreement last year and its imposition of sweeping sanctions.

PUBLISHED: 11/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News