British Ambassador Summoned Over Illegal Tanker Seizure

Britain’s ambassador Rob Macaire told the Iranian Foreign Ministry that the move was about enforcing sanctions on Syria, not on Iran, and that Britain views Iranian oil exports in general as legitimate
British Ambassador Summoned Over Illegal Tanker SeizureBritish Ambassador Summoned Over Illegal Tanker Seizure

The Foreign Ministry summoned Britain’s ambassador to Iran after British forces seized an Iranian oil tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar, bordered by Spain and Morocco.
Rob Macaire was summoned to the ministry on Thursday, hours after reports emerged that the vessel had been boarded by British Royal Marines and impounded, IRNA reported.
"We declared to the ambassador that this move amounts to a peculiarly unconventional and Iran denounces the seizure as a destructive step, which contributes to further escalation in regional tensions,” the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman said.


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