UPDATE 1-Guards commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker if Iranian vessel not released - Tweet
Iran should seize a British oil tanker if an Iranian tanker detained off Gibraltar earlier this week is not released immediately, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said in a tweet on Friday. British Royal Marines seized the supertanker Grace 1 on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that drew Tehran's fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West. “If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities duty to seize a British oil tanker," said Revolutionary Guards Major General Mohsen Rezai, who is also secretary of Iran's Expediency Council, a powerful state body.
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