Britain on Monday turned down the concept it could release a Iranian tanker in trade to get a British-flagged vessel seized by the Islamic Republic within the Gulf.
Tensions have spiked in between Iran and Britain since just after Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker previously this thirty day period. That came just after British forces captured an Iranian oil tanker close to Gibraltar, accused of violating sanctions on Syria.
“There isn’t any quid professional quo,” Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab told BBC radio. “This is not about some form of barter. This is about the international legislation as well as the guidelines of your worldwide legal method getting upheld and that’s what we are going to insist on.”