According to Lianhe Zaobao on August 16, Iranian President Rohani said on August 15 that the four oil tankers intercepted by the United States on August 14 were not Iranian. According to Iran’s official news agency, ILNA, on the 15th, Rouhani said at the meeting of the national epidemic prevention and control headquarters that the United States claimed that they had seized the Iranian oil tanker, but neither the tanker nor the flag belonged to Iran. The whole story is a lie of the United States to cover up its political and legal failure. On August 14, the UN Security Council failed to adopt the draft resolution on extending the arms embargo against Iran proposed by the United States. Of the 15 members of the Security Council, only two votes supported the draft. The US Justice Department said in a statement on the 14th that the US side intercepted four oil tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela, confiscating more than 1 million barrels of oil. U.S. President trump said at the White House press conference that the intercepted four oil tankers were heading for Houston, Texas.