The foreign secretary has said Iran may be choosing a “dangerous path” of “illegal and destabilising” behaviour after its authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf.
And, within minutes of Jeremy Hunt’s statement, Seaborne Freight announced that it had discovered all of it’s ferries had been seized by Iran. BBC News immediately contacted the Foreign Office to establish the facts and were given confirmation that, according to the official records, the number of ferries seized by Iran does indeed match the number of ferries owned by the company.
Theresa May has summoned a major emergency meeting with COBRA officials present.
As did Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. COBRA officials attended a meeting with Theresa May at Number 10 followed by a meeting with Jeremy Hunt at the pub and then a meeting with Boris Johnson at a London nightclub.
A spokesperson for COBRA commented, “It’s been one hell of a night!” and we’re not expecting any further comments till much later today, possibly not till tomorrow.
The action Iran has taken is thought to be in retaliation for Gibraltar’s detention of a tanker with oil which, according to American Intelligence, was bound for Syria.
Unofficially, American Intelligence agencies think it’s hilarious that the UK has fallen for that line yet again.