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Iran Summons UK Envoy Over “Illegal Seizure” Of Supertanker Allegedly Heading To Syria

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Iran Summons UK Envoy Over “Illegal Seizure” Of Supertanker Allegedly Heading To Syria

An Iranian crude oil supertanker anchored off Singapore. IMAGE: REUTERS

Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Tehran, Rob Macaire, over the “illegal seizure” of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on July 4.

“Following the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar by British Royal Marines, the UK envoy to Tehran has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, wrote in a tweet.

The spokesman added that Tehran will soon announce the details of the illegal seizure of the supertanker, Grace 1.

A detachment of the Royal Marines seized Grace 1 in the early hours of the morning. Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo said the supertanker was transporting oil to Syria, claiming that this would represent a violation of the EU’s sanctions on the Damascus government.

Later, acting Spanish Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, revealed that Gibraltar’s authorities detained Grace 1 in Spanish waters upon a request by the U.S. to the UK.

The seizure of the supertanker could lead to a political crisis between the EU and Iran. The EU had demonstrated that the bloc was committed to avoid oil sanctions on Tehran.

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  1. White_American_Patriot says:

    Britain seized an Iranian tanker!

    Let’s see what the big bad Iranians do now to get it back ;)

    1. Dušan Mirić says:

      Well, some of BP tankers could form artificial reef – on the bottom of Strait of Hormuz, for example

      1. Toronto Tonto says:

        Then Iran will be on the bottom of the food chain .

        1. Dušan Mirić says:

          Iran is strait jacket for the USA.

        2. Luke Hemmming says:

          You still talking shite again? havent you got a circumcision to attend to? They need your mouth saliva to stop the bleeding…or at least that’s what they tell us but we really know the reason why you like attending circumcision ceremonies don’t we hey?…wink wink.

      2. White_American_Patriot says:

        Then they could join the Sahand and the other half of the Iranian navy the US sunk in Operation Praying Mantis


        1. Ziønist šhill says:

          How exactly does a war with Iran benefit white working class Americans? It doesn’t. You’re obviously a hasbara troll. “white american patriot” hahaha *hand rubbing intensifies*

        2. bla says:

          Another scum jew troll blocked.

    2. klove and light says:

      u morn degenerate american imbecile….your Nation is dead already…..only Nation is yours in the western hemisphere with a negative birth/death Ratio……. drug overdoses at all time high…suicide all time high…..incarcerations world Champion…..mass Shootings worldchampion….20% of us Population have no HealthCare….20% are not allowed to vote…..and the world Champion of Tranquilizers and other drugs for MENTAL Problems……..

      so do a high 5 moron, take your cocaine(what u us pricks are too world Champions.lol) or some mental Health drugs…. watch some american hardcore with condoms..lol..

      pathetic ridiculous Nation

      ps. take a gooooooood look in a history book(i know that is hard to find in your moronic degenerate Country) and check out the Roman empire smart ass…..

      1. bla says:

        klove, your comments are priceless and 100% accurate. Respect to you.

    3. klove and light says:

      ps. in my Country we go Hunting for stupid american tourists every Weekend….ohh man that is fun Breaking smoe US noses….u Folks are real pussies…..Weekend coming up…

      ps. i still remember Somalia…. when your stupid moronic Baby crying marines got slaughterd….and u crying americans left with your butt fuck really good….

      remember Beirut….. 230 marines dead in 1 second Yippie…..and again u american pussies crying and crying…and leaving with your Butts broken..

      remember Vietnam LOLOLOL loved those Scenes on your BIG battle ships…when there was no room for further us marines to board the ship…. u Folks tossed your helicopters over board to make more room…… and again crying and crying like pussies……

      remember iraq…… ohh Boy u Folks left in a hurry…too many americans crying correct??? wait and see in the near future what will happen to your Brothers and Sisters in iraq once they get their order to attack the PMU Forces….. ohhh Boy ohh my Little american moronic imbecile….i can see it coming… crying butt fucked americans……..

      .so u moronic idiotic Folks have your hope on Saudi Arabia and UAE to help u battle hezbollah ???Iran and syria and houthis????

      GOOD LUCK…. and good night america

      1. Luke Hemmming says:

        Yeah cause the US can’t rely on Israel cause they are too busy raping children and shooting the ugly ones.

    4. Rob says:

      UK has proved that they are global terrorists.

      1. White_American_Patriot says:

        And Iranians proved they’re pussies lol

        1. Ford Fairlane says:

          To be honest, they did shoot down a 110 million drone with no consequences…

          1. White_American_Patriot says:

            And Israel kills Iranian scientists without consequence and slaughtered IRGC like lambs at T4 airbase


          2. Rob says:

            So you moron again you appear with a new account. I will block you again and go create another account.

          3. Ford Fairlane says:

            Israel killed US sailors too without consequence (USS Liberty), so that’s not really unique for Iran.

          4. White_American_Patriot says:

            Nice misdirection

            Say hello to the Sahand for me btw



          5. Ford Fairlane says:

            Yeah speaking of misdirection…

          6. goingbrokes says:

            That response clearly identifies him as an israeli.

          7. Rob says:

            Israel should make a big hole in American regime asses we are not concerned with that but here is the matter of piracy which is an international crime. Already Trump regime doing global terrorism which remind us ISIS terrorism.

          8. Luke Hemmming says:

            And they took possession of a USA RQ 170 UAV a few years ago in 2011, intact, after using advanced electronic countermeasures to take over the controls and land it safely in iranian territory. Now iran has a large fleet of advanced drones thanks to the incompetence of the supposedly greatest nation on earth…cough cough cough. Bwahahaha

        2. Rob says:

          I am not talking about Iran. I am talking about piracy I mean robbery or other serious acts of violence committed at sea. Do you understand English. This is a serious crime. The net result of this crime is to take enmety with entire world. First they have sabotage oil tankers in international water and then they have done this crime. I don’t know what further crimes they will do. God give them wise.

          1. White_American_Patriot says:

            Iran won’t do shit

          2. eltahar says:

            Try it Americunt,

        3. eltahar says:

          Lol, how is Afghanistan going? Americunts are cowards.

      2. zman says:

        All while they blather about safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz. Maybe Iran should sanction the UK and seize oil going to them.

      3. AM Hants says:

        City of London – behind it. Our politicians and military are seriously loyal to the City of London, not the electorate.

    5. eurasian says:

      Who needs such methods would loose every fair competition.
      And if Usanians have no competitive business anyway, they can try what they want and maybe they can buy some time with their filthy usanian methods, but the end of the game is clear already.
      Some land in America, once it could have been used as agricultural land, but the idiots there did fracking, so now it’s a nothing somewhere between Canada and Mexico.

    6. eltahar says:

      You are not a white American, but some israeli sucking American goy.

    7. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

      dont worry piece of shit, you will soon be shitting your pants at what they can do :)))

    8. Luke Hemmming says:

      Actually it was a Panama registered
      ship carrying Iranian oil imbecile. Not an Iranian ship. Your comments speak volumes of your level of intelligence. In other words your library is empty there are no books let alone a page with a word on it. In other words your level of intelligence is like a blank page. I blame your parents. You must have been dropped on your head when your born.

  2. IMHO says:

    The report I saw said it was due to sanctions on imports to Syria. I don’t know if that is true but it may just be a little double speak. Either way it is obvious that the U.S. and it’s allies are trying to coerce Iran into doing something militarily so they will have the excuse they need to placate their constituents at home.

    1. AM Hants says:

      Have you seen the article on ‘Moon of Alabama’, supporting your comment?

      Did not realise that the US took down the Iranian flight, on 3 July? In the MoA article, they were also, allegedly, planning for Iran to take one of the US planes down on the 3 July. Just in time for the 4 July Celebrations. Donald Trump version of Victory Day, no doubt. Well, he does like firework displays, fully stocked by the MIC. Do you remember him hosting President Xi Jinping, and sending the 59 tomahawks to Syria, under the guise of entertainment?

      On Eve Of 4th Of July Parade U.S. Attempts To Lure Iran Into Shooting Down Another U.S. Plane… https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/07/on-eve-of-4th-of-july-parade-us-attempts-to-lure-iran-into-shooting-down-another-us-plane.html#more

      1. Ronald says:

        AM Hants, you are the first to comment on the ‘Moon of Alabama’ piece from the 3rd of July. I’m really surprised, thought there would be much more fuss.
        And I can’t find any other source !

        1. AM Hants says:

          Came across it through a link and went to have a look. So deserves sharing. Do believe there is a lot going on at the moment, that has been shut down, for reasons to be discovered, at a later date and can understand why.

      2. IMHO says:

        No I hadn’t read that article. Interesting to say the least but not surprising. I remember when the U.S. shot down that Iranian airliner. Even then I knew the excuses of the U.S. was bullshyt. There is no way they could mistake it for a military jet. I only recently found out that the captain received a medal for it.

        1. AM Hants says:

          So sick and pity the US tax payer, who has no idea, what their Government gets upto, under their name. Same over in the UK.

    2. Rob says:

      This is UK piracy in international water. This is a direct attack of UK on Iran. Now after this piracy and direct attack on Iran definitely there would be a great consequence for UK.

  3. Toronto Tonto says:

    Great news .

    1. klove and light says:

      ohhh.. the small Zionist prick making noise…….canada…

      so here is my Question for u fake Nation..moron….

      How is the garbage doing back home from the philippines???

      duterte really fucked your small Tiny Canadian Zionist ass….did it hurt???

    1. goingbrokes says:

      Lol. looks like the Rothschilds from the 19th century.

      1. zman says:

        Or Jekyll and Hyde.

      2. AM Hants says:

        No doubt in the DNA.

    2. AM Hants says:

      Looks like a younger version of Netanyahu. Similar noses and dead eyes.

  4. Dick Von Dast'Ard says:

    This was the poodle being yanked by the chain to yap.

    1. Redadmiral says:

      More like the neutered Bull dog being Yank-ed

  5. RichardD says:

    Looks like the Brits are back to starvation politics. Something that they have a centuries long criminal history of.

    I’m sure that the Iranians saw this coming. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. First the Saudis seize an Iranian tanker. And now the Brits have seized another

    1. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

      if i were iran i would tell them if you dont release our tankers, get ready to have your cities, bases, infrastructure absolutely annihilated by our missiles

      1. Sinbad2 says:

        They will be discreet, the British(BP) have a lot of assets in Iraq.

      2. AM Hants says:

        There are other ways and Iran is not a nation that enjoys taking out others. Unlike some.

        1. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

          What ways?

          1. AM Hants says:

            Economics. Starting with the Strait and closure.

    2. AM Hants says:

      Close the Straits? Comes to mind.

  6. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

    the UK is one of the most usless countries on this planet. they do nothing to benefit humanity. i pray to God they cease to exist sooner rather than later

    1. gustavo says:

      I also hate UK external colonialism-imperialism policy (Las Malvinas belong to Argentina), but I just wants to remember that Issac Newton, Francis, Crick, Paul Dirac, Alan Turin, George Boole, Charles Darwin,…. just to mention few of them. It is just senseless what you writing.

      1. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

        no it is not “senseless” at all, UK SUCKS!!!!!!

        1. goingbrokes says:

          We need to separate the government and the people. They are rarely the same.

          1. jm74 says:

            People elect the government who represent the majority, no excuse for a pathetic and declining race.

          2. goingbrokes says:

            I appreciate that in theory the people choose their own government. But if you look at the history of western democracies, as well as other countries, you will start noticing that very often this is just the appearance with no substance. many so called democracies have been subverted and are controlled by the elites to a very large degree.

          3. jm74 says:

            Tend to agree with you, sad but true. Election districts are manipulated, rules bent and election fraud is rampant; even the deceased get to vote. Problem is that the citizens who know this and are willing to do something about it are the minority, the majority are too gutless or simply don’t care. The majority, by the rule of thumb, elect there representatives which puts them all into the same pot and guilty by association.

      2. Luke Hemmming says:

        I think he meant the current UK govt. And the city of London banking cartel.

        1. AM Hants says:

          Hope so, however, we still have our masses, fully supportive of them and the media.

      3. jm74 says:

        You forgot Jack the Ripper a well known individual. They are all dead so UK can join them.

    2. Mustafa Mehmet says:

      What you was doing in soho other night corner of Shrewsbury Avenue you was wearing high heel shoes with red stockings you dirty filthy lady

    3. AM Hants says:

      Don’t judge us all by the idiots we elect. Although, understand, we elect them. However, we only get the choice of those chosen by the ‘City of London’. Which is a separate nation in the UK, with their own laws, taxes and rules. Same as Washington DC and also the Vatican.

      1. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

        I understand that , just angry at it

        1. AM Hants says:

          Those of us, over in the UK, who just want to live in peace and keep our noses out of everybodies business, are just as angry. We do try to get our voices heard, but, Media and politicians are incapable of listening.

          1. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

            move to non-zionist country then

          2. AM Hants says:

            Why should I move, just because the politicians, are owned by the ‘City of London’?

          3. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

            i would, else my taxes would fund their zionist goals

          4. AM Hants says:

            Few nations, that escape the zionist goals. Those that do, are funny who they let in, thankfully.

          5. Assad must stay (gr8rambino) says:

            Hopefully more can escape

  7. Sinbad2 says:

    Iran should target BP assets, money is the only thing the plutocrats understand.

    1. bla says:

      dont worry they will in iraq

  8. Wanklord says:

    Iran will be HAARPed in the coming future: the latest earthquake that took place in California is a clear indication that the Pentagon is making final adjustments to deliver devastating induced earthquakes on areas adjacent to Iranian nuclear facilities and MRBM underground installations. Data provided by the USGS shows that this earthquake occurred on the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake, a military-restricted area [M 6.4 | 12km SW of Searles Valley, CA | 2019-07-04 17:33:49 (UTC) | 35.705°N 117.506°W | 10.7 km depth]


    1. Sinbad2 says:

      Why won’t your rabbi let you see a doctor?

    2. 1691 says:

      They already tried that. They failed.

      1. AM Hants says:

        I was thinking that. Together, with Russia, who also seems to protect herself against HAARP induced climate problems.

  9. Luke Hemmming says:

    The Haifa troll farm employees are putting in overtime lately with all their stupid comments. Israeli govt. must have just got it’s latest aid package instalment payment from the US govt. It can now afford to pay its troll farm employees again.

    1. AM Hants says:

      No doubt, part of the problem with ‘in-breeding’ – they just cannot get the trolls, with an IQ outside single digits.

  10. chris chuba says:

    You cannot enter the Mediterranean without crossing Spanish territorial waters. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7LgoqFBuzJY/T8RfQVEPvnI/AAAAAAAABu0/aq3LeUwJrHo/s1600/British+Gibraltar+Territorial+Waters.gif
    This is an illegal blockade of Syria. Great, let’s kick the Syrians again, I’d like to see F.U.K.U.S. do this for an Iranian tanker heading to China. God will punish us for this and other crimes. We declare we are righteous while oppressing the poor and weak.

    1. AM Hants says:

      It is seriously confusing.

      Did the UK Marines, take out the ship in Spanish waters, without the permission of Spain?
      Is the US part of the EU, and if not, why was the UK assisting the US, whilst stating the EU sanctions, as being the reason for the piracy?
      Also, are the EU sanctions backed by the UN? In other words are they legal?
      How do EU sanctions affect two middle eastern neighbours, who do not trade in the $US or the Euro, between themselves?

      1. eurasian says:

        I guess it’s simple:
        it’s a military and economic war against Syria and a economic war against Iran.

        1. AM Hants says:

          Would be the same with Iran, just, they cannot manage it, yet. Not from want of trying, though.

          The UN, are having discussions with the ‘White Helmet/AL Qaeda/ISIS’ or whatever they are called today, opposition. No doubt, the ‘liver eating, head choppers’ are looking for another Oscar.

          Syria is coming to the end of their war, so why do the nations that fund the ‘White Helmets’ believe talking to those they sponsor, will make any difference to the outcome?




          UN envoy to meet with Syrian govt, opposition over constitutional committee… https://www.rt.com/newsline/463397-un-envoy-syria-constitutional/

          Why does the UN Envoy to Syria, remind me of the ‘Child Catcher’ over in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b9dcf77b97212a63f35633e89df3d30f47183f82c22d3cad43ba64c2950f91fc.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f204a428f71bb9f018a8911a631801ea17ecd7de3016f6b1a7314f665e86ec83.jpg

    2. eurasian says:

      ” I’d like to see F.U.K.U.S. do this for an Iranian tanker heading to China.”

      China would simply build a canal through Morocco and then bypass Spain. :-)

    3. RichardD says:

      Most nations are signatories to UN conventions on international waters. I’m assuming that that includes Spain. Where they cede their territorial waters to the convention in areas like international shipping straits such as the Strait of Gibraltar. Where they recognize that their territorial waters are international waters in the areas of the strait and it’s approaches.

  11. AM Hants says:

    Talking of Iran, just what did the US have planned, with regards ‘False Flags’ and ‘4 July Celebrations’? Amazing how some countries are seriously patient and aware of all the tricks, being laid down.

    On Eve Of 4th Of July Parade U.S. Attempts To Lure Iran Into Shooting Down Another U.S. Plane… https://www.moonofalabama.org/2019/07/on-eve-of-4th-of-july-parade-us-attempts-to-lure-iran-into-shooting-down-another-us-plane.html#more

    For some reason, I wonder if the seizure of the tanker, was another part of the False Flag, that never happened?

    As memories of the Skripals come back. There was meant to have been a chemical weapon, false flag in Syria, around the same time, the Skripals were found on a park bench. Only, Russia and Syria, prevented it from happening, together with so much advanced PR, as the White Helmets shot the videos, well before intended date. The Skripal False Flag, would just have been a small story, to support the Syrian Chemical Weapon story, which never happened.

    Is it the same with the UK Marines taking a tanker hostage, hoping that the Iranians would have attacked the US spy plane? One that was flying with an Iranian coded transponder, despite being American.

    Didn’t Wiki Leaks, mention something similar, with regards CIA impersonating other nations, courtesy of ‘Vault’ 7?

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