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Iranian pontoons in offer to hold onto UK tanker in the Gulf: Officials

Five vessels accepted to have a place with Revolutionary Guards moved toward the tanker however pulled back in the wake of caution, authorities state 




Five vessels accepted to have a place with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards moved toward a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and requested that it stop in Iranian waters, yet pulled back after a British warship offered cautioning to step back, as indicated by two US authorities.

"The Royal Navy HMS Montrose, which was additionally there, pointed its firearms at the pontoons and cautioned them over radio, so, all in all they scattered," one of the authorities with the learning of the episode disclosed to Reuters news office.

"It was provocation and an endeavor to meddle with the entry," the other authority said.

The United States' authorities, talking on the state of namelessness, said Wednesday's episode occurred as British Heritage was at the northern passage of the Strait of Hormuz - through which…