The Debate – Britain Oil Tanker Seizure

The Debate - Britain Oil Tanker Seizure
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Iran has warned that Britain’s seizure of a tanker carrying Iranian crude oil in Gibraltar is a destructive move that can escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf. Iran summoned the British ambassador to protest over the move, slamming it as a “piracy”. British Royal Marines seized the super-tanker Grace 1 on Thursday. Some British sources say the tanker was suspected of carrying oil from Iran to Syria, in breach of EU sanctions. But Iran does not recognize the EU’s sanctions against Syria. Other sources say the seizure took place at the behest of the US because of its unilateral sanctions against Iran. Britain is a signatory to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. In tonight’s debate we will discuss London’s anti-Iran move and its ramifications with our guests:

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