Tag Archives: seizure


Oil-tanker

UK’s May to chair Cobra meeting to tackle oil tanker seizure crisis

07 July, 2019 9:57 am 9:57 am

LONDON (Web Desk) – Britain Prime minister Theresa May will chair the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. May is expected to receive updates from ministers and officials and discuss maintaining the security of shipping in the area. It comes amid reports ministers are … Read More


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Standoff: UK calls oil ship seizure ‘hostile act’ as Iran relea...

07 July, 2019 12:36 pm 12:36 pm

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom has denounced Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a “hostile act” and rejected Tehran’s explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards posted a video online showing speedboats pulling alongside the Stena Impero tanker, its … Read More


UK calls seizure of ship a ‘hostile act’, Iran releases video o...

07 July, 2019 10:45 pm 10:45 pm

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a ‘hostile act’ on Saturday, rejecting Tehran’s explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards posted a video online showing speedboats pulling up alongside the Stena Impero tanker, … Read More


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Iran summons UK ambassador in oil tanker seizure row

07 July, 2019 10:55 am 10:55 am

TEHRAN (Web Desk) – Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to complain about what it says was the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker. British Royal Marines helped the authorities in Gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Spain’s acting foreign minister … Read More