Abba

20 Jul 19
The Australian

Iranian state media on July 20 published footage showing naval members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) boarding the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker. The vessel was seized by the IRGC the day before in the Strait of Hormuz. The footage shows the Stena Impero being approached by several boats and a helicopter before people described by Iranian media as marines drop from a helicopter onto the vessel. The ship’s owner, Stena Bulk, had said on July 19 that the Stena Impero vessel was “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter” while in international waters with 23 personnel on board, and was no longer under the control of the crew. Both Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management had lost contact with the tanker, the statement said. Iran’s port and maritime authority said the vessel was being held at Bandar Abbas port in Hormozgan province and was seized after “reports of violations of international maritime law.” The UK’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on July 20 said he had expressed “extreme disappointment” during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, and said the actions showed “worrying signs Iran may be choosing a dangerous path of illegal and destabilising behaviour.” Zarif tweeted that Iran’s “action in the Persian Gulf is to uphold international maritime rules,” and said the “UK must cease being an accessory to #EconomicTerrorism of the US.” The 23 crew of the Stena Impero included Indian, Russian, Latvian, and Filipino nationals, according to both Stena Bulk and Iran’s port and maritime authority. Credit: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) via Storyful

20 Jul 19
UPHINDIA

Tehran, July 20 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday said that the UK needed to stop acting as an “accessory” to the US sanctions against his country, a call that comes a day after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. “The UK […]

20 Jul 19
Canoe

GENEVA/LONDON — Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” on Saturday, rejecting Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Friday’s action by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the global oil trade’s most important waterway has been viewed […]

20 Jul 19
Russia News Now

Iran has released footage of the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero impounded in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian authorities. Iran has released footage of a British-flagged oil tanker which was impounded in the Strait of Hormuz after it ignored distress calls. The footage shows Iranian speedboats cruising near Stena Impero tanker as a military helicopter is flying […]

20 Jul 19
UPHINDIA

The legal process because it violated maritime regulations, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt in a phone call on Saturday, the Iranian news agency ISNA reported. British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said he had spoken to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and expressed his “extreme disappointment” over Iran’s seizure […]

20 Jul 19
UPHINDIA

TEHRAN, Iran: A powerful council in Iran said Saturday the country’s seizure of a British oil tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz was in response to Britain’s role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier. Spokesman of Iran’s Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, was quoted in the semi-official Fars news agency saying “the rule […]

20 Jul 19
Journeying Into Mystery

REFLECTION ON THE READINGS FOR THE 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 2019. If we look back over the last two weeks, the readings have addressed the qualities of being a disciple of Jesus. This is true for this week, too. The readings present to us a dichotomy in which Christian disciples live. The first is […]

20 Jul 19
kplr11.com

Britain reiterated warnings Saturday that it would take “robust” action if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest confrontation in a tense standoff unfolding in the important shipping route. The vessel captured by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Friday is now at the center […]

20 Jul 19
Wausau Pilot & Review

STEVENS POINT — Take a “Journey to Unexpected Destinations” as the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point brings new and familiar productions to the stage for the 2019-2020 season. Season tickets for returning subscribers are now on sale, and individual show tickets and new season ticket package sales will begin Aug. […]

20 Jul 19
FOX2now.com

Britain reiterated warnings Saturday that it would take “robust” action if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest confrontation in a tense standoff unfolding in the important shipping route. The vessel captured by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Friday is now at the center […]

20 Jul 19
Russia News Now

– Advertisement – In an apparent retaliation of the capture of an Iranian oil tanker by Gibraltar, a British colony, Iran Friday (July 19) captured a British oil tanker. Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on Friday that the vessel named “Stena Impero” had been impounded “at the request of Hormozgan […]