Strait of Hormuz 0
19 July 2019

The IRGC announced that it had detained a UK-flagged oil tanker, Stena Impero, in the Strait of Hormuz. A second vessel, Mesdar, was also boarded but let off with a warning about “safety issues”. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt called the seizure “completely unacceptable” and asserted that “if this situation is not resolved quickly there will be serious consequences”.

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