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Tension rises as Iran seizes tanker : The British vessel violated regulations, Tehran says. A second U.K.-owned ship is stopped but released.

Jul 20, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Iran's detention of two British-owned oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz sharply escalated tensions with London and Washington on Friday, increasing the odds that the two allies would undertake new military steps to protect shipping in the strategically important Middle East waterway.

Naval forces from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, claiming it failed to follow international maritime regulations while transiting the strait, accordi...