5 I agree with you. The UK was stupid grabbing your tanker near Gibraltar and thinking Iran wouldn't do the same with their tanker near their coastline. I think Iran is right not to care about EU rules, regulations or points of law about sanctions. Your action was a justifiable proportional measure-for-measure retaliation. The fact that Britain is now pompously huffing & puffing would be laughable if it wasn't so embarrassing.
You were going so well there, until this bit.
We seized the Iranian tanker under international law as it was about to illegally supply Syria with oil. Iran had no legal justification for grabbing our tanker.
I agree though that this is all not only embarrassing but dangerous. We should've either stopped all our shipping in that region when we seized that tanker or sent military escorts, which we don't have. At least this gives Boris an excuse to sack Hunt over when he becomes PM on Wednesday.
Trump started all this by ripping up the nuclear deal and according to Mike Pompeo today, Britain can "get on with it." Who needs enemies when you have allies like that?