Supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar. Iran has demanded the release of the tanker detained in Gibraltar by Britain. Photo: AFP
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

The detention of an Iranian oil tanker is a test case for Western hypocrisy about the global order

  • Several factors complicate the UK seizure of the Iranian ship. Did the UK have the right to impose EU sanctions on an Iranian vessel, or did it break UN laws? Other countries are waiting to see how the existing global order will be upheld

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Supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar. Iran has demanded the release of the tanker detained in Gibraltar by Britain. Photo: AFP
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