Iran releases second seized British tanker, keeps first

The second British-operated oil tanker, the Mesdar, seized by Revolutionary Guards forces in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday was allowed to leave a few hours later, but the British-flagged Stena Imperio, was kept back. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke of “serious consequences” if Iran does not release this tanker with its 23-member crew. “We are not looking at military options,” he stressed. “We are looking at a diplomatic way to resolve this situation, but we are very clear that it must be resolved.”

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13 thoughts on “Iran releases second seized British tanker, keeps first

  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 11:18 at 11:18
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    It’s time for the people who receive that oil to protect the shipments. Or just STHU when Iran takes the tanker and the oil.

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    • Jul 21, 2019 @ 8:12 at 8:12
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      Bomb the basdards.
      Moab on their atomic facilities will provide them with nice nuclear waste distributed around their country.

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  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 14:03 at 14:03
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    It might take the military option to protect them from capture and release of what they have captured already.

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  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 15:22 at 15:22
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    They should impose heavy sanctions ASAP….oh wait, that is how this started…

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    • Jul 21, 2019 @ 16:20 at 16:20
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      and the sanctions seem to have worked quite well.

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  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 15:50 at 15:50
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    “We are not looking at military options,” he stressed. “We are looking at a diplomatic way to resolve this situation, but we are very clear that it must be resolved.”

    Translation: “We beg Islam to be merciful on this matter where we have grieved the Iranian spirit and humbly ask for obedience.”

    So much for the Royal Navy’s reputation.

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    • Jul 21, 2019 @ 16:23 at 16:23
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      and what do you expect him to say? that the royal marines are moving into position and the operation will begin at 04:00? why not send out gilt-edged invitations?

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  • Jul 20, 2019 @ 20:39 at 20:39
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    Just like they did with Germany, once again they will be begging America for help.

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  • Jul 21, 2019 @ 8:15 at 8:15
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    Bomb em!
    Test Moab on their nuclear sites.
    Be sure to bomb the research reactor

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  • Jul 21, 2019 @ 16:27 at 16:27
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    right, keep them talking until the forces are ready.

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