Iranian Navy’s sick taunts to Britain after seizing tanker flying the Union Jack

Iran's sick taunt after storming a British-flagged tanker has been revealed.

An Iranian officer told the British destroyer HMS Montrose 'she's mine now' following the seizure of the Stena Impero.

Commander Will King, captain of the destroyer, has now spoken out about the moment he realised the tanker was lost.

He described how he could almost hear the joy in the Iranians' voices as they informed him over the radio that the tanker had been seized.

Commander King told the Daily Mail: "It was like a sick competition.

"As soon as she (the Stena Impero) headed north into Iranian territorial waters, I could do nothing. Soul-destroying, really."

Iranian special forces stormed the ship in July in reaction to the British seizure of Iran's Grace 1 tanker.

Intelligence revealed that the soldiers had reportedly received permission to use live rounds in the raid.

An officer on HMS Montrose said: "We had reasons to believe they were ready for a fight that night."

The Stena Impero is still being held in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, despite the release of the Grace 1.

Commander King has revealed that Iran's naval forces are now asking ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz whether they have any British nationals aboard.

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