Envoy Hails ‘Humiliating Defeat’ for U.S.
LONDON (Dispatches) -- Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad said the release of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar in defiance of Washington’s last-minute request to detain the vessel, was "a humiliating defeat” for the U.S. government.
"The U.S., with its forlorn last-ditch attempts, tried to prevent the release of the oil tanker but faced a humiliating defeat,” Baeidinejad said on his Twitter account on Thursday night.