Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said. The incident occurred almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria. Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Britain would face “consequences” over the seizure of the Iranian tanker.
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Zolfaghar fast attack craft These lightly armoured, indigenously produced Iranian FACs are capable of speeds up to 70 knots. Note the twin tubes for Nasr-1 cruise missiles, as well as forward and rear mounted DShKMs. Armed Iranian boats unsuccessfully tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday, according to two US officials with direct knowledge of the incident. Several approached a near Strait of Hormuz, tryg to drive it to territorial waters, but a warship tervened, a defense official said. Tags: iranian, boats, approached, british, 2016 U.S.–Iran naval incident - On January 12, 2016, two United States Navy rivere mand were seized by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy after y entered territorial waters near Iran's Farsi Island Persian Gulf. Five believed to belong to Revolutionary Guards approached a oil Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop waters close by, but withdrew after a