Iran plans to give a response to the British capture of Gibraltar ship Grace 1. This statement was made chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces Mohammad Bagheri, reports Tansim.
“This measure [the seizure of the oil tanker] will not remain unanswered, which will be discussed at the right time and right place,” said the General.
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 against Damascus.
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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