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WorldBritain's seizure of Iranian oil tanker was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain- Iran president

16:00  28 july  2019
16:00  28 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month

Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Wednesday that Iran might release a U.K.-flagged ship if Britain takes similar steps to release an Iranian oil tanker seized by the British Royal Navy off Gibraltar He described the Iranian seizure of the ship as "professional and brave."

An Iranian official has said a British oil tanker should be seized , if a detained Iranian ship is not released. Iran ' s Foreign Ministry condemned the initial seizure of the vessel as illegal and accused the UK of acting at the behest of the United States.

GENEVA, July 28 (Reuters) - Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, according to the official presidency website.

Britain's seizure of Iranian oil tanker was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain- Iran president © Photo by Iranian Presidency / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images TEHRAN, IRAN - JULY 23: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - "IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-----) President of Iran Hassan Rouhani attends a programme held at Center for Combating Commodities and Foreign Exchange Smuggling in Tehran, Iran on July 23, 2019. (Photo by Iranian Presidency / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

British forces captured an Iranian oil tanker in early July near Gibraltar, accused of violating sanctions on Syria. On July 19, Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important waterway for oil shipments.

(Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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