Gibraltar’s government says the British overseas territory’s Supreme Court has extended for 30 days the detention of an Iranian supertanker suspected of breaching European Union sanctions
A heavily-armed British warship steaming to the Gulf to protect key shipping lanes has been put on action stations after a “bomb boat” belonging to Iran’s regime was spotted in its path, according to reports in Britain on Tuesday.
Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been transferred from prison to a hospital psychiatric ward, the campaign group seeking to free her said on Wednesday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was moved from Tehran’s Evin prison to the psychiatric ward of Imam Khomeini hospital in the capital
An Iranian unmanned attack boat laden with explosives was found waiting in the path of HMS Duncan that was sent to Gulf over rising tensions to protect shipping. Saudi forces spotted the remote controlled blowfish after Iran said Britain is “playing a dangerous game” and warned the UK to “leave the area.”
Referring to the Iranian oil tanker seized by British marines, in Gibraltar, Tehran Friday Prayer Imam Kazem Seddiqi assured his audience on July 12 that mighty hands of the Islamic Republic would soon slap the U.K. for its wrong and reckless move.
Tehran’s enemies dare not “fire even a single bullet” at Iran, a deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, declared in a defiant tone while highlighting the Shiite country’s allegedly strong deterrence capabilities on Thursday.
In the Persian Gulf, tensions are running high after Britain’s government accused Iran’s Navy of unsuccessfully trying to block passage of a British commercial ship through the Strait of Hormuz—a charge Iran denies.
Britain will soon to get “slapped in the face” for last week’s capture of an Iranian supertanker, a cleric was quoted as saying Friday amid rising tensions between the two nations in the Gulf. Cleric Kazem Sedghi, an adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei…
Iran demanded the UK release an oil tanker seized in Gibraltar last week and warned Britain was playing a “dangerous game” as the Royal Navy prepared to send a second warship to the region. The supertanker Grace 1 was seized by Royal Marines on suspicion of EU sanctions busting by taking oil to Syria.
Iran on Friday demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf.
European parties to the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal have called on Tehran to reverse recent steps to enrich uranium at a higher purity than allowed under the agreement while also calling for an urgent meeting of all involved in the accord