Does Iran summons British ambassador? Tehran summons British ambassador to Iran Tehran took the measure after an Iranian oil vessel was arrested in Gibraltar on Thursday. Does Iran summons British ambassador?
The BBC report said the British authorities detained the ship, which was crude oiled in the Gibraltar process, in the morning. UK complains that Iran’s oil carrier was heading towards Syria due to violation of the European Union (EU) sanctions. Iran denies the accusation, saying the United Kingdom has illegally seized their oil vessels.
Iran summons British ambassador?
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said that the Iranian oil ship was illegally detained by the BBC. So Britain’s ambassador to Iran, Robert MacAir, has been summoned.
The BBC report also said that a group of 30 Navy from the United Kingdom went to the scene to assist the administration of Gibraltar. The army started the operation without firing or any major disaster.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Minister of Spain said, “We requested the US government to arrest the Grace-1 ship.”
The BBC’s diplomat reporter
The BBC’s diplomat reporter Jonathan Marx says that the detention of the ship does not mean that the United Kingdom has banned Iran. Rather, the British government makes the EU sanctions more effective against Syria through this arrest.