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Iran-UK radio exchanges over tanker emerge

Iran-UK radio exchanges over tanker emerge

A radio exchange between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed forces vessels have been revealed. The recording is from moments before the UK-flagged oil tanker was seized in the Gulf. In the recording, an Iranian vessel tells HMS Montrose it wants to inspect the Stena Impero for security reasons. Chancellor Philip Hammond said the government would pursue every diplomatic route in response.

Tom A
Tom A
Shadowfoxx 14
Shadowfoxx 14 1 year

Does Iran really think this behavior will make the U.S. lift sanctions and sign a new deal? I won't pretend to know if they really did violate the nuclear deal, but this aggression and blatent disregard for international law makes me have my suspicions that they did not, and don't intent on holding up their end to any deal that was or could be made. I don't know what the answer is, but western nations need to do something about Iran's actions. or better yet, lean on Russia to do something

FirstCensorshipThenJail 1 year

The Islamic jihadis that occupy Iran need to blame the none Muslim world for all their self inflicted problems. Having the world see, especially their public, that a 7th-century blood cult cannot run a modern economy would be a truth that may just break the camels back. Islam does not work. Islam makes you poor. Islam makes you unsafe. Islam murders thousands of people daily around the world.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 year

Really? Didn't Neville Chamberlain once have a similar position about Germany?

Milkshake 1 year

It seems that the now-tiny United Kaliphate has forgotten that it has lost its military projection long ago, and that with each news article that comes out of its distraught Orwellian social disaster of a country it looks exponentially more laughable as both a nation and a military "power" even in the eyes of 3rd world countries. Short of asking USA or Saudi Arabia to pity them, the nu-Bongs can't procure any consequences with their own hands even upon poor and downtrodden nations. It's a sad sight, and that's what Iran is taking advantage of, or testing the waters to be precise. Let's await the results in the near future.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 1 year

They seem to want a war, perhaps best to not give them one. I'm a fan of the idea of using special forces to get the ship back, backed up by a battlegroup ready to charge. At the same time, sending in a strike that eliminates the command and control / support for their maritime forces. Just Pearl Harbour the fuckers. Then, have enough forces ready in case they decide to press the issue, hopefully as deterrent. If they ask why, just say that they are acting like children who can't be trusted with their toys and so we've taken them. As demonstrated when they tried to take that first tanker, if you show enough force they'll yield.

Dave 1 year

A military strike on Iran is unwise, so was piracy against her majesties shipping. Say what you want about Maggie Thatcher, she didn't take any shit and knew how to deal with aggressors. The SAS and a Vulcan bomber down their throats.

Jason Culligan
Jason Culligan 1 year

Reading one of the articles, it appears that Iran also attempted to seize an Algerian ship that was contracted by China. So they target a fellow Islamic nations ship which was working for China, while being in possession of two stolen British tankers and shooting at American military assets. I can only conclude that Iran is led by lunatics. There isn't a country on this earth that they haven't pissed off in this mess.

Insane Poetry
Insane Poetry 1 year

are we still convinced that the US "bombed their own tankers" or does this open the gate for the Idea that Iran actually did attack them.

Cyrodil01 1 year

A snake will always be a snake, when it strikes you won’t have much time to react...

Ste Stones
Ste Stones 1 year

@Idiot: You’re definitely no military strategist. Just a buffoon. Stop pretending and continue playing with your Lego.

Raymond Crowley
Raymond Crowley 1 year

Are UK citizens aboard a UK vessal? No the Chinese are.

Darth Quaint
Darth Quaint 1 year

so Iran violated international law by seizing the tanker? Color Me surprised. no, seriously , the only way you're going to get surprise out of me is if you put me on a sheet of paper and color it on me.

SûmFigöt 1 year

UK=Cry Bully. They seized an Iran ship just days ago. Iran is just retaliating.

Naidu VGA
Naidu VGA 1 year

Sore Btexiters are acting up !

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

will iran sieze a ship carrying pork? hmmm

Ivan Ivanovich Ivanovski
Ivan Ivanovich Ivanovski 1 year

Cruising for a bruising

Ste Stones
Ste Stones 1 year

@Idiot: You’ve got an accurate name at least. You’re advocating innocent deaths. Over nothing. You want to escalate. Then cry when other terrorists return the favour. Grow a brain cell you hate filled idiot ;)

Gerry tommy Mc'canuck
Gerry tommy Mc'canuck 1 year

as much as i think iran is out of line and this is blatant, i just dont trust the source of all this intelligence. iran needs to go back to 1970s before the islamic revolution turned it into this shithole

Minnie De Mouse
Minnie De Mouse 1 year

Yeah they are going to beg the USA to go to war for them since they never put their own money or men at risk anymore

Ste Stones
Ste Stones 1 year

@Idiot: you start by saying “seem” then charge straight into war. Listen to yourself. Go fight then in a pointless dispute. Go on. Get the plane ticket now. Idiot coward.

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