Britain accuses Iran of violating safeguards by sending oil tanker to Syria, summons Iranian ambassador to protest. Britain accused Iran of violating guarantees it would not transport a tanker seized off Gibraltar this summer to Syria and summoned Iran’s ambassador to protest.
“It is now clear that Iran has breached these safeguards, and that oil transferred to Syria and the criminal regime of President Bashar al-Assad.” The Foreign Office said, stressing that London would bring the case to the United Nations.
Warnes to Foreign Minister Dominique Rapp
Britain will submit the file to the United Nations and warned Foreign Minister Dominique Rapp that this
- “falls within the behavior of stereotypical aimed at destabilizing regional security.”
Britain accuses Iran of violating safeguards
What about lifting isolation from Iran?
The only way to do that is to honor its commitments and the rules on which the international system based.
Security forces in Gibraltar, backed by the British Royal Navy, intercepted the Iranian Grace 1 tanker off the coast of Gibraltar on 4 July.
As well as, The tanker suspected of transporting 2.1 million barrels of oil to Syria in violation of European sanctions.
so, Iran has described the detention of the tanker as “piracy.” A court in Gibraltar ordered her release in mid-August despite US objections.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that:
As well as, The tanker which changed its name to “Adrian Draya”. Is now flying the Iranian flag, has reached the Syrian port of Tartus.
“Iran has given assurances to the Gibraltar government repeatedly that the Grace 1 will not deliver oil to anyone in Syria. Anywhere else subject to European sanctions,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Eventually, Iran’s actions are an unacceptable violation of international norms. Britain will submit the matter to the United Nations later this month.