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Iran's seizure of British tanker is a 'hostile act' - UK

  • Stena Impero was involved in accident, official tells Fars
  • British-flagged tanker was taken to Bandar Abbas port
  • Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path
  • France and Germany express concern
  • Operator has said vessel was in full compliance with rules

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Stepping in: The royal navy’s HMS Montrose confronted the vessel. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Stepping in: The royal navy’s HMS Montrose confronted the vessel. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Stepping in: The royal navy’s HMS Montrose confronted the vessel. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker raises very serious questions for British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday.

The British government's emergency response committee COBRA discussed the situation at length and a statement will be made to parliament on Monday on further measures Britain will take, he told reporters.


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