“If anyone is referring to me… first the UK security services have absolutely no chance of ‘containing’ me… second, I couldn’t give two fucks for the British public!” 😀 “…. Whoops!” 😉
Iran’s UK Ambassador Calls On Britain To ‘Contain’ Those Who Want ‘Escalation’
July 21, 2019
Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has called on the British government to “contain” those “domestic forces” that in his words “want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK well beyond the issue of ships.”
Reports emerged on July 21 that Britain might be considering a diplomatic offensive to impose sanctions on Iran, either by a collective EU effort or through the United Nations, for the seizure of an oil tanker by Tehran.
The Islamic Republic’s ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad in a tweet called any effort leading to escalation in tensions “quite dangerous”, but underscored that Iran “is firm and ready for different scenarios”.
Iran had been threatening retaliation against British oil tankers after authorities in Gibraltar seized an Iranian tanker July 4 loaded with two million barrels of oil bound for Syria in violation of EU sanctions.
On July 19 Iran carried out its threat by sending its commandos and naval boats to capture the British-flagged Stena Impero in international waters in the Persian Gulf region.
British officials have strongly condemned the seizure of the tanker, insisting that it was clearly navigating in international waters.
Iran-backed terrorist cells ‘ready to strike’ UK as tension escalates over seized oil tanker
- Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter
- 21 July 2019
Iran-backed terrorist cells could be deployed to launch attacks in the UK if the crisis between London and Tehran deepens, intelligence sources have warned.
Among senior intelligence officers, Iran ranks behind only Russia and China as the nation state posing the greatest threat to Britain’s national security and the seizure of the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero will have intensified concerns in MI5 and MI6.
Intelligence agencies believe Iran has organised and funded sleeper terror cells across Europe including the UK and could greenlight attacks in response to a conflict in the Gulf.
The cells are operated by radicals linked to Hizbollah, the Lebanese militant group. Counter-terror police…