July 11, 2019
Iran says they didn’t do it.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have denied reports that their patrol boats tried to stop a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.
There were “no encounters” between the Iranian warships and foreign vessels at the time when the incident is alleged to have taken place, the IRGC’s naval unit said in a statement on Thursday, cited by Fars News.
The IRGC also reiterated that they are prepared to “act swiftly and decisively” should they receive an order to capture any foreign ship.
London said three Iranian patrol boats attempted to stop its oil tanker, ‘British Heritage,’ as it was sailing through the Strait of Hormuz to the Persian Gulf. According to the British government statement, the Iranian vessels were forced to back away after receiving a warning from the Royal Navy frigate, HMS ‘Monrose,’ which was escorting another tanker in the area.
Make of that what you will, I don’t really have any idea.
Seems more likely that the West is lying, as they tend to lie a lot more than the Iranians.
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It’s a real shame that we don’t know if this is true or not.
The Iranians said they were thinking about doing this, as a tit-for-tat after the British seized an Iranian boat. And I think it is very reasonable that they would do such a thing. Certainly, it is morally justified. They are not the aggressor in any of this stuff that is happening.
But we don’t know if this actually happened, because the Jewish media and the Western authorities lie about virtually everything.
Boats believed to belong to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps failed to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, according to reports.
U.S. officials with knowledge of the incident told CNN the British Heritage tanker was approached by five armed Iranian boats while sailing out of the Persian Gulf and crossing the Strait of Hormuz.
Iranians told the tanker to change course and stop in nearby Iranian territorial waters, CNN reports.
An overhead U.S. aircraft recorded a video of the incident, according to CNN.
CNN reports U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said Tuesday U.S. and its allies were working to put together a coalition to create a system enforcing freedom of navigation in the region.
It’s possible that Iran did this and isn’t announcing they did it because it failed.
It is also possible that this was staged by the same hoax-squad that staged the fake attack on a Japanese boat last month. The purpose of that would be to take the Iranian threat and act it out, but have it fail, to make them look inept.
I will be interested to see the Iranian response to this claim, which has not yet arrived.