Tehran, Jul 11 : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday denied Washington's claims that five Iranian boats had attempted to seize UK oil tanker British Heritage in the Persian Gulf.
Reports in the US media emerged that the boats of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, seen as a terrorist organisation by the United States, had attempted on Wednesday to impede British tanker Herigate's passage through the Strait of Hormuz.
"What they say is aimed at escalating tensions. These claims cost nothing," Zarif said. (UNI)