Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by Iran for violating international maritime rules, will soon be released.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that Tehran has released seven crew members of the UK-flagged ship Stena Impero which was detained weeks ago due to violation of maritime regulations.
Deputy Head of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Jalil Eslami said on Tuesday that some documents have been exchanged between Iran and UK to facilitate the release of the illegally-detained Iran-operated oil tanker, Grace 1, by the UK.
IRGC spokesman said that downing of US drone and seizure of British oil tanker showed the enemy’s empty power to the world.
Seizure of the British-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf proved that Iran has the necessary determination and power to respond to any sort of threat, said Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
In a tweet on Sunday, Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on UK to exercise prudence and have foresight to be able to thwart US ploys seeking to pull the European country into a quagmire.
Iranian ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad, has called on the UK government to contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK over the tanker incident.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani made a one-sentence remark referring to the Friday’s seizure of a British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz.
IRGC spokesman says that British oil tanker seized yesterday in the Strait of Hormuz was under the protection of a warship and it was confiscated after ignoring international laws and distress calls.
The Guardian Council Spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodaei said that Iran’s measure to seize a trespassing British oil tanker was carried out according to the rule of reprisal in the international law.