(TOI) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday slammed Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in sensitive Gulf waters as “completely unacceptable” and urged world powers to “take actions to deter such behavior.” “Any attack on the freedom of navigation is a violation of international law,” Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir wrote on Twitter. “Iran must realize that its acts of intercepting ships, including most recently the British ship, are completely unacceptable,” Oman called on Iran earlier Sunday to


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release the Stena Impero, which was impounded with its 23 crew members at the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. The Gulf state, which unlike Saudi Arabia maintains strong ties with Iran, urged London and Tehran to resolve their dispute through diplomacy. Oman “looks forward to the Iranian government’s release of the British ship,” the foreign ministry said on Twitter. READ MORE

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