London plans sanctions against Iran after the rigging of an oil tanker

According to The Telegraph, the United Kingdom has planned to announce Sunday sanctions against Iran after a British oil tanker was arrested in the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran calls on London to contain its "internal political forces".


The British government is preparing measures to punish Iran after the Revolutionary Guards boarded a British oil tanker on Friday, the Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday (July 20th).

According to the newspaper, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt planned to announce diplomatic and economic measures on Tehran on Sunday in response to the incident.

London could also urge the United Nations and the European Union to accept the reinstatement of sanctions against Iran, which were lifted under the 2015 agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.

"Government in London must contain internal political forces"

For its part, Iran has conjured the United Kingdom to contain its "internal political forces" which, according to him, seek an escalation of tensions between London and Tehran, said Sunday, July 21, the ambassador of Iran to London.

"The government in London must contain the domestic political forces that want the tension between Iran and the UK to escalate, far beyond the question of ships, it is rather dangerous and imprudent at the moment. where the region is going through a delicate pass, "Hamid Baeidinejad wrote on Twitter. He further assured that "Iran [is] determined and ready for different situations".

UK government should contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK well beyond the issue of ships. This is a very dangerous time in the region. Iran, however, is firm and ready for different scenarios.

Hamid Baeidinejad (@baeidinejad) July 21, 2019

The director of the Port and Maritime Organization of Hormozgan province, Allahmorad Afifipour, also said on Sunday on Iranian public television that the 23 tanker crew members boarded Friday by the Revolutionary Guards. , the Stena Impero, were all in good health.

"We must, under the regulations, investigate the case [of" non respect of the international maritime code ", Editor's note] .The duration of the investigation will depend on the degree of cooperation of the parties concerned," he said. added.

With Reuters

ref: france24