Tanker for tanker

By Roger Shanahan

HMS Montrose

The most perplexing question following Iran’s capture of the MV Stena Impero on Friday is why the British were unable to foresee this action as a natural response to Britain’s earlier seizure of the Iranian-flagged tanker Grace 1 in Gibraltar and make appropriate preparations. The Grace 1 was impounded earlier this month as part of a crackdown on Syrian sanctions-busting and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had even publicly flagged a response would be coming.

Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)
You do not have permission to view the comments.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *