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IRGC: UK warship tried to stop seizure of tanker

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Saturday that the seizure of the Stena Impero tanker on Friday faced "resistance and interference" by a Royal Navy warship that accompanied it, according to local media.

IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the seizure was conducted because the tanker ignored "the rules and regulations of the sea" and entered the Strait of Hormuz where it could have possibly collided with other ships. He also noted that the seized tanker is "in the hands of the Hormozgan Provincial Ports and Maritime Organization," undergoing legal procedures.

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