I still believe that denying Iran any foreign port to refine their oil into gasoline for domestic consumption, is the best way to bring the regime to its knees…
- US National Security Adviser welcomes detention of supertanker containing Iranian oil and headed to Syria.
Iran condemns ‘illegal interception’ of oil supertanker in Gibraltar
Panamanian-flagged carrier is believed to be in violation of EU sanctions against war-ravaged Assad regime; US welcomes ‘excellent news’ of ship’s seizing
GIBRALTAR, United Kingdom (AFP) — Iran on Thursday condemned the “illegal interception” of one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar where authorities said they suspected it was carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.
The detention of the 330 meter (1,000 feet) Grace 1 vessel comes at a sensitive time in Iran-EU ties as the bloc mulls how to respond to Tehran announcing it will breach the maximum uranium enrichment level it agreed to in a 2015 nuclear deal.