Tehran fumes as Iranian Oil Tanker to Syria Seized by UK Marines in Gibraltar and claim this interception as illegal. Meanwhile, the Gibraltar authorities said the Iranian supertanker breaching European Union Sanctions.
British Marines Seize Iranian Oil Tanker
As the Iranian Oil Tanker to Syria Seized in Gibraltar by British royal Marines, the Gibraltar authorities explained the incident in brief. “Carrying shipment of crude oil to war-ravaged Syria is breaching European Union Sanctions,” said by Gibraltar authorities.
Meanwhile, a senior Spanish official claim this operation in progress as per the instruction given by the Trump’s administration.
However, Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA claims this act of intercepting Iranian Oil Tanker is illegal. The seizure act taken by the UK Maries fumes Iranian authority. Because of that, it summoned to explain the act to British Ambassador.
Tension Arose between Iran and US
Earlier, the US sent its warships and planes to the Straits of Hormuz. The war tension arise its peak between the nations followed by oil tankers attack and shoot out of US drone.
Now from statement given by the Spanish officials clearly claims US behind the act of UK marines. The tension between the nations heightened. Meanwhile, the UK defense ministry claims the Gibraltar’s chief minister requested 30 marines’ fast boats along with helicopter. In order to support the actions carried by the local police operation.
Statement from Iranian Foreign Minister
While referring the ship seizures act by UK authorities as “Odd and Destructive” by Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi. He further added, “It can cause an increase in tensions in the region,” during the live phone interview.
Meanwhile, according to the UN list, the Iranian Oil Tanker to Syria Seized ship owned by Singapore based Grace Tankers Ltd. And it carried around 2 Million barrels of Iranian Crude Oil. The detention of tanker held in the period where Iran breaks the limit of low-enriched uranium level on its stockpile.