The Iranian Guards deny attempting to seize a British tanker

The IRGC Fifth Naval Zone PR Dept denounced Thursday “US Pentagon claims that its forces attempted to seize a UK oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.” The Iranian statement went on to say, “Naval patrols of the Guards Corps in the Persian Gulf are continuing regular procedures… and in the last 24 hours there have been no encounters with foreign vessels, including English ones.”  Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif said the UK made the claims “for creating tension” and “they have no value.”

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