British Royal Marines stormed a supertanker, Grace 1, in Gibraltar on Thursday, on suspicion of carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria in contravention of EU and US sanctions.

The tanker was reported to have sailed from Iran, a close ally of the Syrian government and was suspected to be delivered to Syria’s Baniyas Refinery, in a violation of EU backed sanctions against the Baniyas refinery and US-backed sanctions against international sales of Iranian oil, following tensions between Washington and Tehran after the US withdrew from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal earlier this year.

According to Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo both the ship and its cargo have been seized by the authorities, an action welcomed by the UK Foreign Office.

 

Credit: Ruptly

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So this means Iran is within its rights in seizing any british flagged tankerbthrough the gulf of hormuz.

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Stern Daler

Sea straits are no private property. This was the usual UK piracy.

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Ilya Ilyayev

Britain is historically the most devious and vicious backstabber. Iran should end all diplomatic ties with UK which is the global instrument of Zionist evil. Britain was the wretched author of the Balfour Declaration that put the Zionist parasites in Arab Palestine. UK has a shameful history of coveting Iranian oil and trying to dismember Iran. Britain was the evil brains behind the overthrow of the democratic Iranian nationalist Mossedegh government which had nationalized Iranian oil. US and UK with MI6 and CIA operation Ajax created the long suffering of Iranian people.

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goingbrokes

US lapdog committing thinly disguised piracy.

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HUMAN DECISION CAN OVERRULE SKY – Chinese proverb

BUT JEWS MUST LASER TILL VANISH
Then see your ignorance powerful or the truth about everything.
(Other seek DANNY WOO VK in QWANT for book of life, so you aware why you need to keep a distance from subject targeted to destroy cos human were just something replicated from machine)

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Karel Vd Geest

Well done UK marines. If the vessel was not a blockade breaker, it will be released soon.

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Well done poodle of the US regime, Karel V/D Geest your name sounds like a weak Dutch, who are also spineless creatures.

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@DuchNational, Badly done. Sea straits are no territorial waters.

The UK will complain when Iranian Guards take a UK vessel in the Straits of Hormous.

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It is an act of piracy and the Spanish government is very angry too as its sovereignty was violated. Gibraltar belongs to Spain since biblical times, despite the 700 years Berber and Moor era. Gibraltar is named after the Berber general Tariq ibn Ziyad.
It is named as Jabal Ṭāriq (Mount Tarik), honoring Ṭāriq ibn Ziyād, who captured the peninsula in 711. Gibraltar is now illegally occupied by UK, just like Palestine was stolen from Arabs and “given” to Zionist criminal squatters who have zero connection to the region .