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Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf


[7/6/2019 6:36:48 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Iran has dismissed as “fabricated” reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran’s IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying.

On Twitter, some reports said a British-flagged supertanker called ‘Pacific Voyager’ had come to a halt in the Gulf.

A UK Maritime Trade Operations official also said that ‘Pacific Voyager’ was stopped to adjust its eta into port as part of a normal procedure, adding that it is “safe and well.”

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker by Royal Marines in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.

*Reuters

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