CCTV News: Irans Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Mohamed Bagherry 9, said in Tehran that Iran would respond to the seizure of the Grace 1 tanker at an appropriate time and place.
According to Iranian media reports, Bagherry condemned the British Navys illegal seizure of Iranian oil tankers in international waters that day, saying the British action was in retaliation for Irans shooting down of an American drone into Iranian airspace last month. He said Iran would respond to the seizure of the tanker.
On the 4th of this month, Gibraltars law enforcement agencies, assisted by the British Navy, seized the Grace I tanker and identified it as transporting crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. Irans foreign ministry said it was illegal for Britain to seize the tanker at the request of the United States. The destination of the tanker was not Syria, and it was intercepted in international waters. There was no basis of international law for British practices.
Source: CCTV News Mobile Network Responsible Editor: Gu Yunting_NBJS8499