REPORT: Tension Spills as Iran 🇮🇷 Attempts to Seize 👉British Oil Tanker REPORT: Tension Spills as Iran 🇮🇷 Attempts to Seize 👉British Oil Tanker - Perusedaily | Credible News Hub

REPORT: Tension Spills as Iran 🇮🇷 Attempts to Seize 👉British Oil Tanker

REPORT: Tension Spills as Iran 🇮🇷Tried to Seize 👉British Oil Tanker


An Armed Iranian boats just tried to seize a British oil tanker in a strategic Gulf waters on Wednesday but were driven off by a Royal Navy frigate.

The Iranians had ordered the British Heritage oil tanker, which was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz area, to change course and stop in Tehran’s nearby waters, CNN reported, quoting two American officials.

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had warned Britain of “consequences” on Wednesday over the detention of one of the country’s oil tankers off the coast of Gibraltar. “I point out to the British that you initiated insecurity (on the seas) and you shall grasp the consequences of it later on,” Mr. Rouhani made this known in a comment to the cabinet broadcast by state TV.

The 330-meter (1,000-foot) Grace 1 tanker, carrying two million barrels of oil, was stopped on Thursday by police and customs officials in Gibraltar — a British overseas territory on Spain’s southern tip — with the aid of a detachment of British Royal Marines.

Iran has come out clearly to condemn the arrest of their tanker and they labelled it an “illegal interception,” but Gibraltar officers said that the cargo was believed to be heading for Syria, which is subject to European sanctions. Iran came out to outrightly deny  this, saying that the destination “was somewhere else” which was not clearly stated as at the time of this report.

Source:PERUSEDAILY


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