epa07709521 (FILE) - An Iranian military boat patrols next to the Artavil oil tanker, at the Kharg Island, in Persian Gulf, southern Iran, 12 March 2017 (reissued 11 July 2019). Reports on 11 July 2019 state British frigate HMS Montrose warned Iranian boats believed to belong to  Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran that allegedly tried to impede the British Heritage tanker near the Gulf. HMS Montrose took position between the boats and the tanker while training its guns on the boats  reports state. The vessels then left the scene with no shots being fired on either side. Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has denied any involvement.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
An Iranian military boat patrols next to the Artavil oil tanker at the Kharg Island in the Arabian Gulf near southern Iran in March 2017. EPA, file

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