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US slams 'escalatory violence' by Iran over seized British tanker


PTI Washington DC
Updated: 20-07-2019 01:12 IST
US slams 'escalatory violence' by Iran over seized British tanker

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The United States accused Iran of "escalatory violence" on Friday after the country's Revolutionary Guards announced they had confiscated a British tanker in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. "This is the second time in just over a week the UK has been the target of escalatory violence by the Iranian regime," National Security Council spokesman Garrett Marquis said in a statement.

"The US will continue to work with our allies and partners to defend our security and interests against Iran's malign behavior," he added.

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COUNTRY : United States