Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman has said that Iran’s ties with Greece should not be disturbed through miscalculations pushed by a third party.

Iran PressIran News: Iran's Foreign Ministery Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh wrote on his Twitter account: "Long-running relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Greece and its incredible people have always been based on mutual respect. These relations should not be disturbed through deeply short-sighted miscalculations, such as piracy, by order of a third party." 

Khatibzadeh added: "Our ties must not be hampered by deeply shortsighted miscalculations, including highway robbery on the command of a 3rd party."

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed that it had seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf waters.

On Friday, Iran impounded two Greek oil tankers in Persian Gulf waters over maritime violations. That happened several days after Greece detained an Iranian-flagged ship off its coast and began unloading its oil cargo.

Iran says Greek took the measure under US pressure.

Tehran also says that the crews of the two Greek ships held in the Persian Gulf are safe and sound and protected in accordance with international laws. 219