UK joins US efforts to pull Iran into conflict

Tanker wars between the UK and Iran are raging strong, with an Indian captain and chief officer caught in the middle and now under arrest.

July 12, 2019 by Newsclick

Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about UK’s seizure of Grace 1, the tanker allegedly carrying oil for Syria from Iran. He looks at the legality of UK’s actions. He also talks about the UK and USA’s claims of Iran attempting to capture a British ship passing through the Persian Gulf. Many details of this claim also do not add up. As the events bring back memories of the Iran-Iraq tanker wars, watch this episode of the international roundup to find out more.