Iranian MPs have called on the government to consider charging ships to pass through the Strait of Hormuz.

In a statement cited by the Fars news agency, the members of parliament said: "We urge the honorable government and president to put on its agenda the issue of collecting toll from the ships which pass through the Strait of Hormuz."

They also backed the retaliatory seizure of the 50,000-dwt UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero (built 2018) on Friday.

"We support the IRGC [Iranian Revolutionary Guard] navy's proper and firm measure to seize an offending British oil tanker and ask the IRGC to continue its path firmly and powerfully," the statement added.