Iran administration urged to take proper action after British seizure of tanker

Tasnim – Iran’s Assembly of Experts urged President Hassan Rouhani’s administration to take a proper action regarding a recent move by the British government to capture an Iranian supertanker in international waters off the coast of Gibraltar.

In a statement issued at the end of its Thursday meeting in Tehran on Thursday, the Assembly of Experts pointed to the latest series of confrontation between Iran and the US and its allies, including the British naval forces’ recent move to seize Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 in international waters on bogus charges.

The assembly urged the administration to follow the country’s resistance policy in countering the Americans and Britons.

The statement described the shooting down of a US spy drone in southern Iran as an example of such a policy and called on the administration to take a “proper action” to counteract the seizure of the supertanker.

The British Royal Marines seized the giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar last Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria allegedly in violation of EU sanctions.

Tehran maintains that the supertanker was not bound for Syria and its seizure has taken place at the behest of the US.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the British envoy to Tehran three times since last Thursday in protest at the UK navy’s move.