US Fifth Fleet: We work closely with the British Navy to secure free trade
Vice Adm. Malloy, Commander @US5thFleet which oversees U.S. naval forces in the Persian Gulf: "The United States Fifth Fleet is aware of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy's unlawful harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel."
The US State Department strongly condemns the Iranian Revolutionary Guard intercepting a British tanker and stresses the freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz
Gibraltar police arrest Iranian oil tanker captain on suspicion of violating sanctions on Syria
Gibraltar police arrest captain, officer of detained Iran tanker
Sky Sources say the Department for Transport has issued new guidance to all British-flagged ships to go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz after the Ministry of Defence said three Iranian vessels "attempted to impede" the passage of a commercial vessel
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There are currently five UK-flagged crude oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Hakusan (not visible in the pic, near Kuwait), Atlantic Pioneer, Security, Leonora Kosan, Stena Clear Sky + the freighter Duhallow.
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months at the Old Bailey for contempt of court.
Spokesman for the British Prime Minister: We are concerned about Iran's attempt to intercept a British oil tanker in the Gulf and call for non-escalation
Spokesman for the British Prime Minister: The detention of the Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar connected to sanctions on Syria, not Iran
Relations with the United States will not be affected by the recent crisis with the British ambassador in Washington
Deputy commander of the IRGC: Britain will regret detaining an oil tanker that was carrying Iranian oil
Iranian Revolutionary Guards: We will announce the measures we will take against Britain soon
Britain's Ministry of Defence: "HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away."
Britain's Ministry of Defence statement on yesterday's Strait of Hormuz incident: "Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz."
Iran's Revolutionary Guards deny reports of trying to detain a British oil tanker in the Gulf
Five Iranian IRGC boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker "British Heritage" in the Persian Gulf today, US officials with knowledge of the incident tell @barbarastarrcnn. The Iranians ordered the tanker to change course and stop in nearby Iranian territorial waters
A US defense official said Iranian boats had asked the British carrier to stop in Iranian waters but had backed off when it received a warning from a British warship
The @RoyalNavy frigate HMS Montrose issued a warning to the IRGC vessels and an escalation was averted, according to military officials.
US military officials say one of their aircraft has videotaped IRGC boats attempting to divert a British oil tanker into Iran territorial waters.
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UK-flagged tanker British Heritage is heading for the Strait of Hormuz, escorted by a warship that (AIS-wise) pretends to be HMS Sutherland, but more likely is HMS Montrose.
34 people arrested as West Midlands police launch a major operation targeting knife and violent crime suspects across the West Midlands today under @GuardianWMP #lifeorknife
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Sir Kim Darroch resigns as the UK's ambassador to Washington.
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Sir Kim Darroch has resigned.
Luton terror arrests: Police get more time to quiz pair
BREXIT: Johnson and Hunt confidently raising hands to get Brexit done on October 31st
Corbyn announces Labour would campaign for Remain to stop Tory Brexit
Iranian military official: Britain's detention of the Iranian oil carrier will not pass without a response
UK repeats "full support" for US ambassador in Trump row
Iran's Foreign Minister: British detention of a ship carrying Iranian oil is dangerous precedent and she should be released immediately