Iran demands Britain immediately release its oil tanker – Gulf tensions

Baku, July 12, AZERTAC

Tensions between London and Tehran have soared in recent weeks with UK seizing Tehran's supertanker off Gibraltar and Iran warning Britain of unspecified "consequences."

Iran called on Britain to immediately release its oil tanker which British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion that it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told state news agency IRNA.

Iran has warned of reciprocal measures if the tanker is not released by Britain.

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