Iran responded to charges of trying to hold up a British tanker

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has denied media reports about an attempt by Islamic Republic ships to detain a British vessel British Heritage in the Strait of Hormuz, reports Fars.

“What they say and state is aimed at escalating tension. These statements are not worth anything,” - the agency quotes the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

A similar statement was made in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, part of the Armed Forces of Iran).

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