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Iran seizes British oil tanker

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Added On July 21, 2019

A statement released by the IRGC on Friday said "the British vessel was captured for failing to respect international maritime rules while passing through the Strait of Hormuz."
 
It added that the oil tanker was brought to Iran's Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization at the Iranian coast for further legal procedures.
 
Earlier this month, British Royal Marines seized an Iranian ship in the Strait of Gibraltar, which Britain claimed was heading to Syria "in breach of EU sanctions." 
 
Iran had been threatening to retaliate in case London did not release the Iranian oil tanker.