An oil tanker of the UAE passing through the Strait of Hormuz to enter the Iranian waters on July 13 has turned off the navigation device and lost contact for several days, causing US officials to suspect that Iran had seized the ship.
Iranian state media on July 17 quoted the Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying that the country had supported a foreign oil tanker that had a problem, but did not explain further. Earlier, oil tankers passing through the area were also targeted when the tension rose between the US and Iran.
According to AP News, there is only a short and happy time, comfortable, fun and comfortable. One of the important things in the UAE. US defense officials suspect Iran seizes the UAE ship, and said it was missing near Qeshm, an island near the base of the Iranian army.
Concerns about the fate of the ship emerged in the context of Iran continuing its campaign to increase pressure from its nuclear program after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the nuclear deal a year ago.
Tensions have also increased following attacks on foreign oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in May and June, as well as Iran’s shooting down US drones near the Strait of Hormuz on June 20.
On July 4, he arrested Iran’s oil tanker Grace 1, departing from the port of Gibraltar, a British overseas territory located on the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula (including Spain and Portugal).
According to the Telegraph News, he suspected the ship violated the UN Security Council’s sanctions, bringing oil to Syria. The Iranian side accused him of acting on behalf of the US. Analysts say the move may be to appease the Trump administration, while European leaders want to salvage the US-Iran nuclear deal.
British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said the ship was arrested not because it was carrying Iranian oil, and because of fears that the Syrian sanctions had been broken. He said he would release the ship if Iran ensured it did not deliver the goods to Syria.