Iran Rebuffs European Efforts to Defuse Gulf Tensions

29 Luglio 2019 0 Di Luna Rossa

Tehran won’t release a British-flagged tanker in return for its own vessel, warned against a European military deployment in the Gulf


Rory Jones in Dubai and
Benoit Faucon in London

Iran rebuffed European efforts to defuse tensions in the Persian Gulf, calling military escorts to secure shipping a provocation and rejecting U.K. terms for resolving a crisis over seized tankers.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had hinted last week that a tanker exchange would lower the pressure with the U.K. after Iran seized the Swedish-owned, British-flagged Stena Impero tanker earlier this month in the Persian Gulf. The move was widely viewed as retaliation for the detention of Iranian tanker Grace 1 in the British…

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