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Britain warns of 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release seized tanker as regime insists it was 'reciprocal' move


By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News


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Britain warned Iran that it’s on a “dangerous path” after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf, but the regime insists it was a “reciprocal” measure amid economic sanctions.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Saturday that the Iranians’ behavior is “illegal and destabilizing” and warned of “serious consequences” after the tanker was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.


IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD SEIZES ONE UK-OPERATED TANKER IN STRAIT OF HORMUZ, BRIEFLY DETAINS ANOTHER

The top diplomat said Britain’s response would be “considered but robust” but appeared to rule out military action for the time being.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Saturday that the Iranians’ behavior is “illegal and destabilizing” and warned of “serious consequences” after the tanker was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. (AP)



Spokesman of Iran’s Guardian Council, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, meanwhile, told the semi-official Fars news agency that the seizure of the tanker was warranted on the basis reciprocity as the British navy seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar two weeks ago amid suspicions of shipping oil to Syria in violation of sanctions regime imposed by the European Union.

He said that Iran moves to “confront the illegitimate economic war and seizure of oil tankers is an instance of this rule and is based on international rights.”

This contradicts the message put out by the state-run news agency IRNA that claimed the British vessel was seized because if rammed an Iranian fishing vessel rather than because of Britain’s actions near Gibraltar.

But the council’s official remarks signal the importance of the issue to the regime’s hardliners as it rarely comments on state matters, though when it does it’s perceived as the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s views.

IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD SEIZES ONE UK-OPERATED TANKER IN STRAIT OF HORMUZ, BRIEFLY DETAINS ANOTHER

President Trump said Friday that Iran is “nothing but trouble” shortly after the news broke of the seized tankers, though he remained hopeful the standoff will work out “very nicely.”

He added that the regime “is showing their colors” by seizing the tankers and that it’s in “big trouble right now” due to the crushing sanctions imposed by the U.S.

Trump: Iran is nothing but trouble
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The British-flagged Stena Impero with 23 crew aboard was seized by Iran late Friday. Maritime trackers show it was headed to a port in Saudi Arabia. A second British-owned Liberian-flagged tanker, the MV Mesdar, was also seized but later released.

Britain said it will release the Iranian vessel if it could prove it wasn’t violating the EU sections on oil shipments to Syria. A court in Gibraltar extended by 30 days the detention of the vessel.

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Maritime security in the Strait of Hormuz has deteriorated in recent weeks after six attacks on oil tankers that the U.S. has blamed on Iran – an allegation the Tehran government denies.

The incidents have jolted the shipping industry, with some of the 2,000 companies operating ships in the region on high alert and many ordering their vessels to transit the Strait of Hormuz only during the daylight hours and at high speed.

Of the roughly 2,000 companies that operate ships in the Persian Gulf, only a handful of companies have halted bookings outright.

Fox News’ Greg Norman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.


Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com
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England is a weak sister ally.
They should be protecting their own ships.
They buy oil from our enemies, and undermine our sanctions.
We need to stay outta that.
We don't need their oil, our only concern should be the nukes.

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Britain will huff and puff and not manage to blow anyone's house down.
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Exactly, and France is worse. We have spent trillions of dollars holding up BOTH THEIR ENDS OF EVERY BARGAIN for 3/4 of a century, and thousands of American lives, and they criticise, and condemn us at every turn.
They are a more civilized version of Mexico.
Every few decades they allow their country to go to sh!t, be invaded, then we step in and pull their ass out of the "fire of extinction:
Thist time, it's the Muslim.

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Good excuse to take out the nuke threat.
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The UK could do a real bit of work against the mullahs...but would they?

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The Brits are just like the French. They sit on their asses and threaten, until everything has gone to He!l.
BOTH, did it twice with Germany.
Who bailed'em out?
We did! At the cost of millions of AMERICAN dollars, and AMERICAN blood.

Now its the Muslims. They have lost their countries, and are losing their culture.

Only problem? This time, so are we.

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The Brits are just like the French. They sit on their asses and threaten, until everything has gone to He!l.
BOTH, did it twice with Germany.
Who bailed'em out?
We did! At the cost of millions of AMERICAN dollars, and AMERICAN blood.

Now its the Muslims. They have lost their countries, and are losing their culture.

Only problem? This time, so are we.

Our leaders learned how to do it from them.
I agree! We need to keep our long noses out of everyone's business and let them handle their own problems.We have enough to keep us busy here at home with Libertards and swarms of locusts from south of our border.

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Agreed.
We need to concentrate on sanctions, and keeping a nuke out of those idiots hands.
We do not need their oil.
Let the countries that own those oil tankers handle the protection.

Piracy is nothing new for muslims. "Tripoli" ring a bell about 200 years ago?

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Let the countries that own those oil tankers handle the protection. Piracy is nothing new for muslims. "Tripoli" ring a bell about 200 years ago?
Right you are Dee. The new, wannabe Barbary Pirates. Last week Iranian lawmakers were calling for a Toll to be payed by unfriendly ships transitioning the Strait. This approach would defy Maritime law so maybe that’s the reason Iran is contemplating “environmental inspections” on any ship they want to stop.

Not a fan of Bolton / McCain. So far we are seeing a lot of restraint from the US. Our guys shouldn’t be mercenaries but one day Iran may do the provocation too far.

Today, I read of Iranians capturing spy’s and collaborators. Darn it, I thought they may have arrested John Kerry. 😀

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