7/19, 8:58 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US slams Iran's 'malign' acts against UK

The United States condemned "malign" acts of Iran against the United Kingdom after Tehran captured two British tankers in just over a week, Washington's National Security Council said in a statement on Friday. The UK government is currently holding an emergency meeting on the event.

The US statement said: "We are aware of reports that Iran seized a UK oil tanker. This is the second time in just over a week the UK has been targeted by [Iran]. The US will continue to work with our allies to defend our security and interests against Iran’s malign behavior."

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed it seized the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, claiming the oil tanker breached international regulations. The vessel's owner, Stena Bulk, stated that its ship was in international waters when it lost contact with the crew.

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