United Kingdom seizure of Iranian tanker not to be left unanswered: senior cmdr

Reuters

The U.S. requested the special board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency after Iran announced last week that it had exceeded the amount of low-enriched uranium it is allowed to stockpile under limitations set in the 2015 nuclear deal.

I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran's retaliatory measures over the illegal seizure of the Iranian oil tanker.

A report about Egypt detaining an Iranian tanker from an Arab news outlet carried by Middle East Monitor is false, TankerTrackers.com co-founder Samir Madani told Oilprice.

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said Tuesday that the US and its allies were working to put together a coalition of countries to come up with a system to enforce freedom of navigation in the region amid what the US says are heightened threats from Iran.

Bagheri went on to say that Iran has achieved a good level of military deterrence as it was proved in the case of the downing of the US' Global Hawk drone right after violating the Iranian airspace, by using homegrown defense equipment.

By doing so, Tehran hopes to increase the pressure on the remaining members of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, to provide economic relief for American sanctions. Emmanuel Bonne, a French presidential envoy, is in Iran this week for talks aimed at resolving the crisis.

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But Tehran says it has lost patience with perceived inaction by European countries more than a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the United States out of the agreement.

A few hours later, the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority denied the original report about the tanker seizure, as quoted by Iranian media.

Baqeri said Iran will respond to this move at a "proper time and place".

Meanwhile America has begun making plans to enlist allies over the next two weeks into a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran.

Tehran said Sunday that the ship was not headed for Syria. Allies would patrol waters near those USA command ships and escort commercial vessels with their nation's flags.

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