‘Alter your course:’ Hear tense audio before Iran seized UK-flagged ship
‘Alter your course:’ Hear tense audio before Iran seized UK-flagged ship ‘Alter your course:’ Hear tense audio before Iran seized UK-flagged shipAround the world good day to you, dramatic audio has come to light up a roni and Naval vessels closing in on a British flag oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, but it will be safe if it obeys and changes course, and thereby British warship, though immediately Advises that tanker and effect to ignore the Iranians warnings take a look. If you obey you didn’t you will be safe, alter your course at 360 Degrees, immediately, Transit message in a recognized International straight on the international lawyer. I want that’s the audio and now our senior International correspondent, Matthew chances following the story live in Corfu kind in the UAE good to have you with this Matthew. First of all, so you’ve heard of the audio yourself at Walker applications, oil tank at individuals Levi in that radio exchange appear to be so constructed during the spinner in the oil tank. You will be safe vicinity, but not close enough to actually physically intervene with HMS Montrose that starts at that warship that it had itself. You had to identify itself as a British warship, it was instructing the oil tanker I can fly, but it was applying its trade. Essentially, in international waters, it even the warship even spoke to the Arabian Naval Patrol and ask them to clarify that they would not trying to illegally asked to interfere with the vessel. It’S regular legitimate business and the naval Naval response was they just wanted to stop the ship at 4, that must have been just moments before Special Forces to send it on down to the deck of the ship and took control of it, and so obviously a very Dramatic situation in audio files is the next steps by the British government. They say that Consulting with that partners and with the Allies in the region to discuss possible to get that shift back and I to protect other shipping in the Persian Gulf government has been asked about whether it is a considering imposing sanctions on Iran. I put its eyes the Brazil diplomatically. It is an incredibly dangerous situation, especially when you sent it against the backdrop of rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region for United States as well, not contact you can see out an incident like this could easily spot something much broader continue to push Europe further from A Ryan closer to the United States, along with the UK, their van is a midline force that needs to be confronted, particularly in this region, bloated, the broader region as well Hill signatories of the uranium nuclear deal the deal that the United States unilaterally pulled. I sold last year, they’ve been searching for ways to try and keep it wrong in the International Falls. Trying to keep the nuclear deal, alive. will be weakened and the will to do that will be weakened by the events of the past few days and this to the confrontation now between uranium and the British and, of course, the support from the European allies. George Matthew Chad’s live horse in the UAE. Matthew thinks we’ll stay in touch with you on this.. Let’S get a little perspective with Bobby Ghosh Bobby and editor with Bloomberg in London. Good to have you with us Bobby so through its history of acting by way of regional proxies, there’s always been a veil of plausible deniability when it comes to a run. So in this latest who did what and why is that part of the strategy? Would you say, see a more assertive Iran, my videos showing about that old people? The irgc did that so, which honestly is most of the time it doesn’t to multiple channels which carrier has using the houthis in Yemen to fire rockets in Saudi Arabia. Those lost yesterday, which sort of got lost in all of the snooze and on the other side, they they serve, use the irgc, the the the dual provocative and confrontational things like to have it both ways and that’s exactly what different question: how much power does a Run have how much leverage there when it comes to shipping insurance companies., The traffic’s tend to be very skittish around the entire oil industry and prices. Are they actually stop shipping to the to the streets, while the fact that, now that I’m American and British and other countries sending in Naval vessels into the straight to protect all of these, let’s company decide that they don’t want to take the risk all they have To do is convey a threat that they are going to do things like this, which is pick up X, Bankers that I’ve got nothing to do with the way around contract with the west, and that would be enough. You don’t have to physically shut the straight As Long as You frighten tanker companies, stopping the use of the strip. Do your point. Western powers, like the United States, have ramped up resources in that region and when you consider the number of us bases surrounding arawn, how much leverage does the u.s. have to put pressure on a run beyond the links? They’Re already in place are thinking about applying sanction to their own other European countries. Germany, France, European Union, are thinking about applying their own sanctions, there’s not a whole lot more. That can be done to add to it, so that the pressure on the run is beginning to run. We don’t have that many more options. Gauche, we appreciate your time and perspective today will stay in touch with you. Thank you. An audio recording of British and Iranian naval authorities radioing instructions to a UK-flagged oil tanker just moments before it was seized in the Strait of Hormuz has surfaced.
In the radio exchange, what is believed to be an Iranian vessel can be heard telling a British Royal Navy frigate that it wants to inspect the Stena Impero for security reasons, and orders it to “alter its course.”
The British side quickly reacted by warning that, under international law, the vessel’s passage “must not be impaired.”
The tanker captured by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now at the center of a widening row between Iran and Britain.