Iran Summons British Envoy for “Illegal Seizure” of an Iranian Oil Tanker – TV

DUBAI, July 4 (Reuters) Iran summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the “illegal seizure” of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday, Iranian state TV quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying.

British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate confrontation between the West and Iran.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Toby Chopra)