20 Jul 2019

Foreign Office summons Iranian diplomat after ‘unacceptable’ British oil tanker seizure

International Editor

Iran says the British flagged Stena Impero was violating international maritime law.

Not true, says the UK government, with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling the seizure “totally and utterly unacceptable”.

The oil tanker was captured by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz yesterday, in retaliation for Britain’s role in capturing an Iranian ship in Gibraltar earlier this month.