Transcript for US intensifies air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz
We won't give her that answer. Kaylee, good to have you on the We want to transition to the U.S. Tensions with Iran after Iran seized a British oil tanker. Stephanie Ramos is in Washington with the latest on that story. Stephanie, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. Have been escalating since president trump withdrew the U.S. Last year from the nuclear deal and imposed economic sanctions on Iran but this latest move by Iran, seizing that British tanker, is possibly one of their more significant escalations since may. Iran making its next move, seizing a British flagged tanker with 23 crew members on board traveling through the strait of hormuz. Iranian officials initially said it violated international maritime laws but now say the British tanker collided with an Iranian fishing boat. A Liberian flagged tanker was also briefly seized but later released. President trump responding to the bold move Friday. We don't have very many tankers going in but we have a lot of ships there that are warships and we'll talk to the U.K. Reporter: The British foreign secretary says he's extremely concerned by the seizure, calling it unacceptable, even telling U.K. Shipping to avoid the strait of hormuz for now. President trump calling out Iran. This only goes to show what I'm saying about Iran. Trouble, nothing but trouble. Reporter: This incident comes just two days after the U.S. Claimed one of its warships downed an Iranian drone in this same area. Iran says, however, it did not lose an aircraft, releasing this video to prove it, claiming the video is from the drone the U.S. Supposedly destroyed. The timestamp, however, is after the hour the U.S. Says the drone went down. We shot down the drone yesterday? There's no doubt about that, right? No doubt about it, no. We shot it down. Military officials say the U.S. Has intensified air patrols over the strait of hormuz and in response to this latest tanker seizure, the U.K. Says they're not looking at military options but instead looking at a diplomatic way to resolve the situation and add that if the situation is not resolved quickly, there will be serious consequences. Eva. Stephanie Ramos for us in Washington.
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