Amir Hatamoto: Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP
The detention of the British Marines in Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar — threatening act such as piracy, and to take that Iran would not. This statement was made by the Iranian defense Minister Amir Khatami, reported, citing local television Reuters.
“It is a wrong, harmful act, it is similar to piracy… such piracy we will not be treated leniently” — leads the Agency of his word.
The British side said that the ship can hold up to 14 days. The Islamic revolutionary guard corps (IRGC) threatened in response to capture of the British ship.
5 Jul media said that the arrested tanker owned by Russian company Russian Titan Shipping Line.
4 of 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. Iranian authorities deny this information.
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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