Jeremy Hunt appeals for calm as Iran seizes two British oil tankers

The next prime minister could face a test of their foreign policy judgement - and a clash with Donald Trump - much earlier than expected.

Iranian forces have seized two British oil tankers in the Gulf amid rising tensions over between the regime, UK and US.

Two ships - the British-registered Stena Impero and the Liberian-registered but British owned Mesdar - were suddenly diverted from their courses in international shipping lanes by Iran's Revolutionary Guard this evening.

The owners of the Stena Impero, which is said to be heading towards Iran, have been unable to make contact with its 23-strong crew....
source: New Statesman

2019-07-20 01:11
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