Iran Denies Embarrassing Failed Ambush on U.K. Ship…….




Iran Denies Embarrassing Failed Ambush on U.K. Ship


Iran this week repudiated reports from the U.K. that a Royal Navy frigate aimed its deck guns and issued verbal warning against three Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) gunboats, forcing them to flee and abandon plans to seize a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.


On Thursday, the state-run Tasnim News Agency reported that, in a statement, the public relations department of the IRGC Navy’s fifth fleet reportedly declared:


The IRGC Navy’s patrols in the Persian Gulf are being carried out according to routine methods and ordered missions with smartness, precision, and power. … Over the last 24 hours there have been no encounters with foreign vessels, including British vessels. In the event that a command is received for the seizure of foreign vessels, the IRGC Navy’s fifth naval zone, in its geographical area of mission, is able to do so immediately, firmly, and promptly.


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