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    Re: Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Gibraltar says it took decision to detain Iranian tanker



    And there you have it. Whether you believe it or not is of course another matter.

    Personally I believe it, although I'm certain PeteEU won't.

    This is a very high profile move for any nation (or "colony"), and there's no way that London could coerce Picardo to take responsibility for their direct instructions IF they had come from London.

    Can you imagine the fallout from this for the UK if the Grace 1 were to be exonerated from any wrongdoing and Picardo then blaming London for giving the order.

    Like I said, this is too high profile not to be played by the book.

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    Re: Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilhus View Post
    I'm only "spreading" FACTS. Inconvenient FACTS.

    The US & its supporters are spreading more actual PROPAGANDA than Nazi Germany & Stalinist Soviet Union ever did combined. Lies, false accusations, threats against both enemies and "allies", attempts at enforcing extra-territorial jurisdiction - are the norm for the US. Not to speak of its criminal military actions around the world. Or its attempt to promote a new style of totalitarianism -> overcriminalization, lots of power and lack of accountability given to law enforcement/prosecutors/judges, extensive surveillance against the general population and so on.

    The US is the new Soviet Union, possibly a lot worse than that.


    What a massive load of trash.

    The Soviet Union murdered millions of people and reigned with a fist of iron over its puppet states, outright invading them when they got "out of line".

    The US has not done anything even remotely comparable

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    Re: Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerace117 View Post


    What a massive load of trash.

    The Soviet Union murdered millions of people and reigned with a fist of iron over its puppet states, outright invading them when they got "out of line".

    The US has not done anything even remotely comparable
    Responding to trolling bait gives it precisely the attention it craves.

    Just saying.

    With that post (#124) the sender has removed any further doubts regarding both his dishonest agenda and quality as a poster altogether.

    Better said lack of quality.
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    Re: Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    ~..........................And there you have it. Whether you believe it or not is of course another matter.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,~
    It's by now (and before that) fairly safe to work on the guideline applied to the Kremlin.

    Paraphrasing it to "if Tehran denies it (attached trolls included), one can work on the principle of it being true".
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    Re: Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions

    U.K. Offers to Return Seized Iranian Oil Tanker


    Grace 1, an Iranian tanker that has been seized by Britain, anchored off the coast of Gibraltar.

    7/13/19
    Britain offered on Saturday to return a seized Iranian tanker if Tehran provided guarantees that the oil would not go to Syria. The offer appeared to be an effort to cool down relations between the two countries at a time when tensions between Iran and Washington have raised fears of a military conflict and threatened to unravel a 2015 deal constraining Iran’s nuclear program. A parallel dispute between Britain and Iran broke out a little more than a week ago when the British military seized an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar. Britain said it suspected the tanker was heading to Syria, in violation of European Union sanctions. A court in Gibraltar on Friday authorized the detention of the ship for an additional 14 days, citing evidence that it may have been headed for Syria. Iran is one of the most important international backers of the regime of Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria.

    In apparent attempt to forestall a further escalation, Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign minister, said on Twitter on Saturday that he had held a “constructive call” with his Iranian counterpart. “I reassured him our concern was destination, not origin, of the oil” on the seized ship, Mr. Hunt said. He added that he had also said Britain would “facilitate release” of the impounded ship “if we received guarantees that it would not be going to Syria, following due process” in the Gibraltar courts. Mr. Hunt said in a second tweet that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif had responded “that Iran wants to resolve issue and is not seeking to escalate.”
    Jeremy Hunt has provided Tehran with an off-ramp via an Iranian guarantee that the Grace 1 will not deliver its cargo to Syria.

    Related: Britain Offers To Help Release Tanker If Given Guarantees By Iran


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