seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar was illegal and will be
detrimental for Britain, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday,
according to the official presidency website.
British forces captured an Iranian oil tanker in early July near Gibraltar, accused of violating sanctions on Syria. On July 19, Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important waterway for oil shipments.