Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran‘s Revolutionary Guard has seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the organisation said.

A UK government spokesperson said: “We are urgently seeking further information and assessing the situation following reports of an incident in the Gulf.”

It comes after weeks of rising tensions as the Islamic republic sought to push back against US sanctions and restart its uranium enrichment programme.

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