Iran released video footage of its forces seizing a British oil tanker that is now being held by the regime.
The Washington Examiner reports,
In the face of mounting tensions with the United States and the United Kingdom, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced on Friday they had taken a British tanker, the Stena Impero. On Saturday, video footage of the seizure was released.
The ship’s owners said in a statement Friday the ship had been “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters.”
British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said his country is not considering military options, but warned there would be consequences for the provocation.
“We are absolutely clear that if this situation is not resolved quickly there will be serious consequences,” Hunt said. “We are not looking at military options. We are looking at a diplomatic way to resolve this situation, but we are very clear that it must be resolved.”
The news of the detained ship came just a day after the U.S. says it “destroyed” an Iranian drone.