British warship aims guns at Iranian boats that ‘harassed’ oil tanker in Gulf, US officials say

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Three Iranian ships tried to “impede the passage” of a British oil tanker as it travelled through the Strait of Hormuz, the Defence Ministry in London said on Thursday.The incident heightens tensions in the strategic waters near the Gulf, which is a vital global oil shipping route, and comes as Iran and the United States are locked in a stand-off over the 2015 nuclear accord that Washington pulled out of last year.The British Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose fended off the interception by moving in…

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