Iran says it has ‘not arrested’ crews of seized Greek tankers 28.05.2022

Deutsche Welle | May 28, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • Tehran said Saturday that the crew of two Greek oil tankers seized by Iran in the Gulf a day earlier have not been detained, contradicting comments from Greece’s Foreign Ministry.
  • The Lana and its Russian crew were later released after the oil cargo was removed, Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.
  • The latest incidents bear similarities to the seizure by Iran of a British tanker near the Strait of Hormuz in 2019, two weeks after British forces detained an Iranian oil ship near Gibraltar, accusing it of shipping fuel to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.