Iran: Seized UK-Flagged Oil Tanker “Free To Leave”
Monday, 23 September 2019 () The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which Iran seized in the middle of July in the Strait of Hormuz, is now “free to leave Iran,” Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiyee said on Monday. Several high-profile incidents in recent months have increased the tension between Iran and the West in the Middle East and in the most important oil shipping corridor in the world, the Strait of Hormuz, which is in close proximity to Iranian coasts. In one of the most prominent incidents in the Gulf in the summer, Iran’s Islamic…
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the U.S. is imposing sanctions on certain Chinese entities for 'knowingly transporting oil from Iran contrary from United States sanctions'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
An Iranian government spokesman on Saturday called the apparent targeting of an Iranian oil tanker by missiles a "cowardly attack" and said Iran would respond after the facts had been studied. Yahaira..