Tehran 0
25 May 2022

Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) reported that Greece had seized an Iranian-flagged tanker reportedly operated by Russia and its cargo based on “a court order and in coordination with the U.S. Government”, while claiming that U.S. forces had begun “to discharge the cargo on board”. Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned the senior Greek diplomat in Tehran and denounced “Greece’s surrender to U.S. pressure in this regard as unacceptable”. It also summoned the Swiss envoy, whose country represents U.S. interests in Iran, expressing “grave concern and outrage at the U.S.” and requesting “the immediate release of the ship and its cargo”.

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