Iran: Seized UK Oil Tanker A Separate Issue From Iranian Ship In Gibraltar

Iran views the now released Iranian oil tanker and the UK-flagged oil tanker that Iran detained a few weeks after Gibraltar and the UK Royal Marines seized Iran’s tanker, as two separate issues, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, the Navy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said this weekend. The statement indicates that Iran has no intention of releasing the British tanker simply because it’s own tanker has been released. The two ships’ “detention or release are not related with one another,” Iranian…