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this Iranian tanker was seized last week by British forces the grace one was suspected of breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria Iran threatened retaliation now this US officials say that on Wednesday a UK oil tanker the British heritage was approached in the Gulf by five boats believed to be from Iran's revolutionary guards and they asked to to stop an Iranian waters but the officials say the HMS Montrose a British warship quote pointed its guns at the boats and warn them and so they then backed off the US claims been backed up by the British government but rejected by the revolutionary guards and Iran's foreign minister who says the claim is worthless , since Washington ratcheted up sanctions against Iran tensions have spiked the US has moved to bring Iran's oil exports to zero to try and pressure Tehran Iran has responded by beginning to breach limits put on its nuclear activities in the twenty fifteen deal with world powers