International

BREAKING NOW: Iranian Forces Seize Second British Ship in Straits of Hormuz

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.19.19

Iran reportedly seized two British-operated oil-tankers in the Straits of Hormuz Friday; escalating tensions between the US and the UK after President Trump confirmed the military shot-down an Iranian drone operating in the region.

“Iran seized two British-operated oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, marking a fresh escalation of tensions between Tehran and the West,” reports Fox News.

“Approximately an hour later, a Liberian-flagged tanker operated by a British company was also seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and was seen on maritime tracking services making a turn toward Iran,” adds Fox.

“I’m extremely concerned by the seizure of two naval vessels by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz,” UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement on Friday.

“Our Ambassador in Tehran is in contact with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resolve the situation and we are working closely with international partners,” Hunt said. “These seizures are unacceptable. It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

;
+
Thank you for visiting Hannity.com. You are about to leave
Hannity.com and proceed to a site owned and operated by a third party.
Hannity.com has no control over the content of this third-party site.
Click OK to proceed.
OK
X
You may if you would no longer like to receive a newsletter.
You have been successfully unsubscribed!
Please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Notice .
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.