The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy seized on Friday two oil tankers belonging to Greece in the Persian Gulf.
The Public Relations of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on Friday evening the seizure of two Greek oil tankers in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
The Greek government seized an Iranian ship operating under the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran off the coast of this country on Wednesday and confiscated its cargo by alleged court order and in coordination with the US government.Wednesday.
Following to the illegal seizure of Iranian oil tanker, Chargé d’Affaires of Greek Embassy to Iran (in absence of Ambassador) was summoned to Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.
While reminding the international obligations of Greek government given the emergency stop of Iranian ship due to technical defects, Head of Mediterranean Office of Iranian Foreign Ministry considered surrendering to illegal US pressure ‘unacceptable’ and condemned the move taken by the Greek government.
Seizing the ship operating under the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran is a clear example of ‘piracy’ and the Greek government will have to account for it.
Islamic Republic of Iran will not ignore its legal rights and expects the Greek government to adhere to its international obligations in the field of shipping and maritime, he added.