Iranian boats ‘attempted to impede’ British oil tanker in strait of Hormuz

UK government spokesman says three Iranian boats were warned off by HMS Montrose, but Tehran denies involvement

Three Iranian boats have “attempted to impede” a British oil tanker in the Gulf, further deepening tensions in the vital shipping channel off Iran.

The incident took place in the strait of Hormuz through which the commercial vessel, British Heritage, was attempting to pass on Wednesday.

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