Iranian media announces the image of the tanker being detained
On the 20th local time, the Iranian media announced the picture of the tanker of the "Stanner Empire" being detained. The "Steiner Empire" tanker in the picture is docked at the port of Abbas in southern Iran. According to previous Iranian news, the 23 crew members of the tanker will remain on board until the investigation is over.
Foreign Minister of Iraq: Iran's seizure of oil tankers complies with maritime regulations
On the 20th, Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif stated in his official social media that the tanker was detained. Unlike the “piracy” that was previously seized by the Iranian tanker in Gibraltar, Iran’s seizure of the tanker flying the British flag is in line with international maritime affairs. Regulatory. Zarif stressed that this is Iran’s responsibility to ensure the safety of the Strait of Hormuz route. He urged Britain not to become a vassal of the United States to launch economic terrorism.
British government spokesman: Iran’s behavior is unacceptable
Regarding Iran’s seizure of oil tankers, the British government spokesman said on the 20th that Iran’s unacceptable behavior is a challenge to the freedom of international navigation. If the problem is not resolved, it will have serious consequences.
In addition, France and Germany 20 also expressed their views on the incident. Both ministries of the two countries issued an announcement stating that the seizure of oil tankers was not conducive to the relaxation of tensions in the Gulf region and called on Iran to release the tanker and its crew as soon as possible.