Revolutionary Guards arrests two Greek oil tankers

Revolutionary Guards arrests two Greek oil tankers

DThe Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has detained two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The ships violated maritime rules, the IRGC web portal said on Friday. More details about the two tankers and crew should be announced soon. Greece protested strongly and spoke of piracy action.

Observers suspect an act of retaliation behind the action. Recently, the Russian-flagged tanker “Lana” was arrested in Greek waters with Iranian oil. In protest, the charge d’affaires of the Greek and Swiss embassies were called to the Foreign Ministry on Friday. Switzerland also represents US interests in Tehran.

The Greek Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador on Friday. A protest was registered, a spokesman said. “These actions are practically piracy,” the foreign ministry said in a statement in Athens.

Greece demanded the immediate release of the crew. Ships should be allowed to proceed. According to the foreign ministry, these actions will have a “very negative impact” on Greek-Iranian relations.

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According to information from Athens, the crew of an Iranian Navy helicopter had the Greek ship “Delta Poseidon” in international waters about 22 nautical miles (about 35 kilometers) off the coast on Friday. Iran riding. Armed Iranians then arrested the crew. The Greek Foreign Ministry said a second Greek ship was also intercepted and the crew arrested.

Athens has informed all relevant international organizations about the incidents and called on all Greek citizens to avoid traveling to Iran. All Greek ships going to the Persian Gulf region were also informed.

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