Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation – © blogfactory

Iran tanker seizure: Radio exchanges reveal Iran-UK confrontation – © blogfactory

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency said the tanker was captured after it collided with a fishing boat and failed to respond to calls from the smaller craft.

But Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was seized in Omani waters in “clear contravention of international law” and then forced to sail into Iran.

The tanker’s owners, Stena Bulk, said it had been complying with regulations and had been in international waters.

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