U.K. warship warned Iranian military against seizing tanker in recording

July 23, 2019

we are learning more about Iran's seizure of that British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf a recording has surfaced of radio messages between an Iranian military commander and a UK warship just minutes before the capture the exchanges provide new insight into Friday's confrontation and the escalating tensions between Tehran and the West no challenge is intended no challenge is intended I want in aspect [Applause] please confirm that you are not intending to violate international law by unlawfully attempting to the MV Center Rebecca collard has also been listening to the recordings and she joins me now from Beirut so Rebecca can you take us through these radio messages in some more detail yeah Jacqueline I mean this is quite significant these tapes apparently released by a British Marine consulting security firm they put them out this morning and since then we've been listening and getting really an insight into what happened on Friday before this British flag tanker was taken into Iranian custody and why don't we listen to a bit more of that tape Jacqueline 2 3 6 so now I reiterate that as you are conducting transit passage in a recognized international straight international nor your passage must not be impaired so it gets a bit I gets a bit difficult to hear at the end there Jacqueline but the first part that we hear is essentially the Iranian vessel talking to the stand up arrow and asking it to change course saying go 360 degrees off of your course and that you will be safe and then the second bit of audio is from this British warship and it's an officer telling this tenet of Pierrot essentially don't listen stay on your course you are in an authorized official international shipping lane and you don't need to abide by this and then of course we had that first clip that we heard that at the top of the show Jacqueline where which is essentially the British vessel warning the Iranians not to board the British ship but of course those warnings were not heeded and in the end we had these these Iranian troops actually boarding the Senate Senate appear oh we have this really dramatic video that the veterans Revolutionary Guard put out yesterday where you can see these ships surrounding the Senate in Pierrot and then this helicopter overhead and then eventually these troops masked and actually repelling by rope onto the deck of the ship so you know Iran's line is that this British tanker collided with an Iranian fishing boat and then didn't respond to distress calls and because of that it had it had broken maritime law and because of that it was taken into Iranian custody and eventually into this Iranian port but of course as you mentioned Jacqueline this is coming after weeks of the Iranian saying that they wanted to take a British tanker in retaliation for this Iranian tanker that was taken in a very similar fashion by British Marines about two weeks ago near Gibraltar so very very interesting development and really interesting to be able to hear these tapes Jacqueline Rebecca what else are you hearing from the Iranian government what are they saying about this incident so a couple of interesting statements today from the Iranians they basically this has been what I just told you kind of their their line a line over the last couple of days but a couple of interesting statements first from iran's Foreign Minister on Twitter javad zarif calling for prudence and foresight as a way to reduce the tensions but also saying that this was an attempt by US president Donald Trump Trump to drag the UK into these tensions between the u.s. and Iran and the second thing that we heard was statements from also on Twitter from Iran's ambassador to the UK saying that Iran was ready for any scenario and saying that there were domestic political forces in in the UK that we're trying to raise these tensions so that was also quite interesting and the last thing that we've heard was from a British Marine official who said that these 23 crew that were on this ship were safe and in good health and we do know that the company that owns this ship has requested to the Iranians to visit the ship and so far that request has not been granted so we'll have to keep an eye on that over the next few hours in the next few days Jacqueline


  • Reply Buzz Tint July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    The UK is looking weak now and Iran shows strength

  • Reply Dindu Muffin July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    When is War ?

  • Reply Melvorgazh July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Attack Northrop Grumann and Lokheed HQs then there is peace in the World!
    Also don't forget General Dynamics

  • Reply 31u July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Let the Bombs start Dropping

  • Reply W Pan July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Made no mention of the Iranian super tanker UK seized !!

  • Reply Buckwheat. July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Flatten Iran.

  • Reply Travis Simpleton July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    this is worrying …. VERY worrying from a personal perspective. I fear one of my recent ebay purchases from Malaysia may have been aboard that cargo ship!

  • Reply 711 Hardcandy July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    The USA need to stop Bully country in the Middle East , the world had enough of Bullish by Zionist Corporation .

  • Reply Orhan Okcu July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Who's ship is better?part exchange it guy's

  • Reply Vladimir Ipotzky July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    War is the only solution for these! Iran wants it so bad, so give it to them everything you've got!

  • Reply shaz khan July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I am laughing my head off. British wars ships warn iran. And still they captured ship

  • Reply TheLazySlacker July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    uk gave the green light to let the tanker go while it was in British territory if iran promised to not let it go to syria which is against int law.iran just kidnapped a british tanker full of people that are not british.

  • Reply RaZa July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    this news so boring everyone knows what happened, eye for an eye baby

  • Reply Randy Bell July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    >>>>>>   Defund Liberal CBC  <<<<<<<<

  • Reply H.H. Teo July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    If this were a Football match, then the score in the 1st half thus far :
    U.K. 1: 1 Iran.
    Will UK's coach (Trumpard) send in "fresh legs" to tilt the stalemate soon?
    Or has he already made plans to leave the team as soon as the game ends?? 😂😂😂

  • Reply Jacobey July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm


  • Reply Umpa Lumpas July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Them new bass boats Iran uses for military vessels 😂😂😂

  • Reply De Dill July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Iran just part-exchanged its old banger Hyundai with a spanking brand new Land Rover Discovery a creme de la creme when it comes to First Class Seaborne Solutions, a state of art technology tanker LOL that's good deal Iran lol

  • Reply Zak G July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    A four minute segment on CBCnews where I couldn’t tell the host or journalist’s political biases, and actual informative reporting, Way to Go guys!! Could there be hope that journalism isn’t dead in your organization yet?? Probably not, but this wasn’t too bad considering

  • Reply Kalam Khan July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Iran Republic Guards Should demolish the Trankers

  • Reply Kalam Khan July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    What a Joke is being said by the UK

  • Reply mercuryabz July 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    I wonder why they are covering their faces with masks 2:13 , are those masks bulletproof or they are hiding their identity , question : hiding identity from who? iranians don't care who they are …foreignors can't do anything to identify them..then why ?! I wish i knew

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