Dzhavad Tariffata: Vahid Salemi / Reuters
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Javad Zarif denies attempt to detain a British ship in the Persian Gulf. It is reported by Fars news Agency.
A similar statement was made in the Islamic revolutionary guards Corps (IRGC), the Agency Fars. “The patrols of the Navy of the revolutionary guards continue their duties in the normal way and with accuracy to perform their functions. In the past 24 hours they have not interacted with any foreign ships, including the British”, — noted there.
Earlier it was reported that five armed boats of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) began to pursue oil tanker in the UK and tried to stop him. Iranian ships approached the ship and ordered the crew to change course and stay in the territorial waters of Iran.
July 9, Iran has promised to give a response to the British capture Gibraltar ship Grace 1. The tanker was intercepted on 4 July during transport 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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