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Rouhani says Britain to face 'consequences' for seizing Iranian tanker


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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Britain would face "consequences" over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.


Iran has demanded the immediate release of the Grace 1, which British Royal Marines boarded off Gibraltar last week and seized on suspicion that it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria.


"You (Britain) are the initiator of insecurity and you will realize the consequences later," Rouhani said after a cabinet meeting, in remarks carried by state television.


"Now you are so hopeless that, when one of your tankers wants to move in the region, you have to bring your frigates (to escort it) because you are scared. Then why do you commit such acts (seizure)? You should instead allow navigation to be safe," Rouhani said.



Reuters

10th July 2019

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