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7/20, 6:38 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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UK's Hunt: Seized tanker was not in Iran's waters

United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated on Saturday in a tweet that the government's emergency committee COBR met again today to discuss the seizure of its tanker Stena Impero by Iran on Friday and underlined that London wants to de-escalate the tensions.

However, he stressed that the vessel was in Oman's territorial waters when it was seized, not Iran's. The seizure was done in "clear contravention of international law," the diplomat added and announced that Parliament will be updated on the situation on Monday.

In a Twitter post earlier in the day, Hunt revealed he spoke to Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif about the incidents and expressed "extreme disappointment" that they happened, contrary to Tehran's declared desire to deescalate tensions.

Breaking the News / NI