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Theresa May calling emergency committee because of the tanker’s capture


British Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to convene a regular meeting of the Cobra Emergency Government Committee due to the detention of the British tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz.

During the meeting, May plans to receive up-to-date information on the development of the situation with the detention of the vessel and discuss ensuring the safety of navigation in the region.

At the previous meeting, the Cobra Committee, in connection with the detention of the tanker, recommended that state ships stay away from the Strait of Hormuz for some time.

According to Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, London’s response will be “thoughtful and strict,” he also promised serious consequences if the situation is not resolved.

Recall, July 19, it was reported that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran had captured the British in the Strait of Hormuz.

 Iran seized a British tanker in the international strait oil tanker Stena Impero. Iran did this “in response” to the detention on July 4 by British infantrymen, police and customs of Gibraltar in Gibraltar of the tanker Grace 1 flying the Panamanian flag, which Iran, probably, bypassing EU sanctions, carried oil to the Baniyas refinery in Syria.

Note that this happened against the background of the incident in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. Then the tanker Front Altair of the Norwegian company Frontline, as well as the tanker Kokuka Courageous, owned by the Japanese transport company Kunihana Sangyo, came under attack. As a result of the attack.

 The web published a video of the catastrophe fires broke out, and the Norwegian ship sank. On board were 23 people – mostly citizens of Georgia, Russia and the Philippines. They, like about two dozen Filipino seamen, who were aboard a Japanese ship, were rescued and evacuated.

Japan and Norway have officially confirmed that the tankers belong to the companies of these countries. The governments of the United States and Great Britain hold Iran responsible for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. According to the media, before the attack on the tankers, the Iranian military allegedly launched a missile against an American aerial pilot.


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