UPI on 11th July reported that 5 Iranian military gunboats unsuccessfully attempted to detain a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.  The British Heritage was approached by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards boats in the Strait of Hormuz and ordered to enter Iranian territorial waters.  HMS Montrose was less than 5 miles behind the tanker when it was approached and threatened to open fire if the Iranian gunboats did not disengage.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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