On the Iranian nuclear issue, there is a big difference between the United States and Europe. From the perspective of its own interests, Europe considers its attitude of holding sympathy and support to Iran. Just a few days ago, Britain, France and Germany jointly launched a new settlement mechanism to provide assistance to the Iranian economy, claiming to provide more dividends for the Iranian economy. However, the UK once again showed an attitude that was inconsistent with the mainstream opinion in Europe. On July 5, the British Gibraltar government seized a Iranian oil tanker destined for Syria, which made Tehran very angry.
The reason why the United Kingdom will detain the Iranian tanker this time is inseparable from the intelligence support and support behind the United States. The Iranians know this well. In this regard, Iranian diplomats pointed out that the United Kingdom is "purely hijacked". If the London side does not return the Iranian tanker as soon as possible, Tehran will undoubtedly seize a British tanker to fight back. For a time, relations between Iran and the United Kingdom and even Europe were in tension.
Unlike the previous Iranian threat of killing Israel in about half an hour, this time their threat is completely enforceable.The crucial strait, if Iran needs it, it is entirely feasible to specifically detain the British target. After all, sending a few speedboats will soon stop the ships that transport oil for the UK. If London insists on seizing Iranian tankers, it will not rule out that the Iranian side will detain or arrest British ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the next few days, thus triggering a further escalation of the situation.
If the UK and Iran do not make concessions and the situation continues to follow current trends, the situation in the Middle East can be difficult to predict. Despite the fact that the United Kingdom has a strong heart, the United Kingdom still has a greater influence throughout Europe. If the relationship between Britain and Iraq goes down, it will inevitably affect the cooperation between Europe and Iran.