CCTV News: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Araghi said at the press conference that the tanker loaded with Iranian crude oil was not arrested in Syria. Araghi said that the tanker is huge and can carry up to two million barrels of crude oil. This is why the tanker did not choose the Suez Canal with a narrow channel and traveled through the waters of Gibraltar. The Syrian port of call claimed by the British side does not have the ability to receive the giant ship. Araghi also said that it is legal for the tanker to cross the Gibraltar Sea. The British seizure of the tanker has no legal basis. This is a "maritime robbery", but Araghi did not disclose the final destination of the tanker.
On the 4th, with the assistance of the British Navy, Gibraltar’s law enforcement agencies seized a tanker loaded with Iranian crude oil in the waters off Gibraltar, alleging that it delivered crude oil to Syria “violation of EU sanctions against Syria”. In response, Iranian officials expressed strong protests.《运送伊朗原油的油轮被扣押 伊朗：油轮目的地不是叙利亚》xx