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Oman urges Iran to release British tanker

Sunday 21/July/2019 - 02:37 PM
The Reference
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Oman urged on Sunday Iran to release the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero which it seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.

Oman also called on all parties to exercise restraint and resolve differences diplomatically, state broadcaster Oman TV News said on Sunday.

Oman also urged Iran not to expose the region to risks jeopardizing freedom of navigation, Oman TV said on Twitter.

Earlier, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Britain's response "will be considered but robust."

He added that the "totally and utterly unacceptable" interception of the Stena Impero "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed international shipping" in the Strait of Hormuz.

The Stena Impero was intercepted late Friday by Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces.

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