Tanker “Grace 1″Photo: Reuters
The British Ambassador to Tehran summoned to foreign Ministry Iran over the detention of an oil tanker. This was stated by the representative of the Ministry Abbas Mousavi, Reuters reports.
It is noted that the diplomat summoned for questioning because of the “illegal occupation” of the Iranian vessel in Gibraltar.
Earlier on 4 July it became known that the British Marines and local law enforcement agencies intercepted in Gibraltar supertanker Grace 1 under the flag of Panama. It was reported that he was transporting two million barrels of crude oil from Iran in the refinery of Banias in Syria that violates the sanctions regime.
According to the foreign Ministry of Spain, the British intercepted the tanker at the request of the United States.
EU sanctions against Syria include a ban on oil trade, restrictions on investment, freezing in the EU assets of the Central Bank of the Arab Republic of embargoes on trade in dual-use technologies, as well as telecommunications equipment.
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