Revolutionary Guard: British frigate sent two helicopters to prevent the detention of the British oil tanker
July 20, 2019 - 9:42 PM
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TEHRAN (Reuters) - A British frigate was escorting the oil tanker as it entered the Strait of Hormuz before being held, a spokesman for the Revolutionary Guards said.
Sheriff revealed that the British frigate tried to prevent the Guards from holding the ship through the launch of two helicopters, stressing that the Iranian forces dealt quickly and firmly and pulled the tanker to the Iranian coast to follow up its file through the law.
He pointed out that the British oil tanker was trying to enter the Strait of Hormuz exit route in the southern strait, stressing that Iran is acting firmly in the application of the law and the tightening of national sovereignty over the waters of the Gulf and strait.
He said that the British oil tanker is currently "in the hands of the Maritime Organization in the province of Hormuzgan and must be completed legal and judicial stages."
Sharif warned of what he called "the aggressive, provocative and threatening behavior of some foreign ships in the waters of the Gulf and their disregard for the laws of international navigation."
He stressed that Iran "will not allow the behavior of some foreign vessels to touch the national interests of Iran and the security of the waters of the Gulf," noting that the British oil tanker extinguished monitoring and tracking devices did not respond to the calls of the Guard forces and tried to resist them.
"The presence of provocative and unprofessional foreign forces in the Gulf makes compliance with navigation laws more important," Sharif said.