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Jul 20th, 2019 at 11:24am
 

https://edition.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/iran-british-tanker-july-2019/index...

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UK Foreign Office warns ships against sailing in Strait of Hormuz

From CNN's Nada Bashir

The United Kingdom's Foreign Office says vessels working in the country's shipping industry should avoid the Strait of Hormuz.

The warning comes after the British-flagged Stena Impero was seized in the region by Iranian forces.

Here's the full statement:

    We remain deeply concerned about Iran's unacceptable actions which represent a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We have advised UK shipping to stay out of the area for an interim period.
     As the Foreign Secretary has said, our response will be considered and robust and there will be serious consequences if the situation is not resolved.
    We remain in close contact with our international partners and there will be further meetings over the weekend.
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Reply #1 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 12:22pm
 
It was a British 'FLAGGED' tanker NOT a BRITISH tanker..............ie it wasn't British OWNED and there was NO British crew.......get it Blobby?
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Reply #2 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 1:41pm
 
So, it is one all.  The UK has one Iranian tanker and Iran has one British tanker.   Your play, London... 
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Reply #3 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 2:41pm
 
Brian Ross wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 1:41pm:
So, it is one all.  The UK has one Iranian tanker and Iran has one British tanker.   Your play, London... 



It's heating up for an all out war.
It only takes one spark now.
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Reply #4 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 4:01pm
 
Bobby. wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 2:41pm:
Brian Ross wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 1:41pm:
So, it is one all.  The UK has one Iranian tanker and Iran has one British tanker.   Your play, London... 



It's heating up for an all out war.
It only takes one spark now.


Supplied by whom, Bobby?
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Reply #5 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 4:10pm
 
Brian Ross wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 4:01pm:
Bobby. wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 2:41pm:
Brian Ross wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 1:41pm:
So, it is one all.  The UK has one Iranian tanker and Iran has one British tanker.   Your play, London... 



It's heating up for an all out war.
It only takes one spark now.


Supplied by whom, Bobby?


The Yanks -

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/19/middleeast/iran-hormuz-fifth-fleet-intl/index...


On the ship that downed a military drone, one small mistake could cause a war with Iran.

This week's routine mission put the USS Boxer and its two accompanying vessels, the USS John P. Murtha and the USS Harpers Ferry, temporarily at the center of a potential storm as the US flexed the resources of the US Fifth Fleet at the US Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain. If tensions boiled over, this fleet would be at the epicenter of a war that could, indeed would, spread through the entire Middle East.
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Reply #6 - Jul 20th, 2019 at 10:38pm
 
Bobby. wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 4:10pm:
Brian Ross wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 4:01pm:
Bobby. wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 2:41pm:
Brian Ross wrote on Jul 20th, 2019 at 1:41pm:
So, it is one all.  The UK has one Iranian tanker and Iran has one British tanker.   Your play, London... 



It's heating up for an all out war.
It only takes one spark now.


Supplied by whom, Bobby?


The Yanks -

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/19/middleeast/iran-hormuz-fifth-fleet-intl/index...


On the ship that downed a military drone, one small mistake could cause a war with Iran.

This week's routine mission put the USS Boxer and its two accompanying vessels, the USS John P. Murtha and the USS Harpers Ferry, temporarily at the center of a potential storm as the US flexed the resources of the US Fifth Fleet at the US Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain. If tensions boiled over, this fleet would be at the epicenter of a war that could, indeed would, spread through the entire Middle East.


Oh, I agree it could be the USN.  Just remember what happened to Iran Air Flight 655.

However it could just as likely be Iran or Israel or Saudi Arabia or...

All of them have an oar in the water.  All can be aggressive if the situation is right.

One drone is not generally sufficient to provoke a war.   Two drones?  Three?  A commercial jet?  Who knows.   Roll Eyes

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