Tehran 0
3 August 2021

United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) issued a warning notice regarding a “potential hijack” off the UAE coast; industry sources reported that a Panama-flagged tanker had been boarded by “armed forces… directing it towards Iran”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson maintained that “reports on the occurrence of successive security incidents for ships in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman is completely suspicious”; An IRGC spokesperson also characterised the report as “psychological warfare”. The following day, the UKMTO reported that “boarders have left the vessel… incident complete”.

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