Tuesday, December 10, 2019

UK announces European-led protection mission for shipping in the Gulf


Greta Thunberg: “Change will come, whether you like it or not”

Greta Thunberg announced in a first Twitter message that she had managed to sneak into the Spanish capital -...

London Bridge attack raises questions on justice system in UK

The second terrorist attack on London Bridge in just two and a half years raises questions  about the justice...

Queen Elizabeth is looking for a new manager for family trips

For better comfort of family members, Queen Elizabeth II is looking for a new travel manager to ensure that...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

After fixing the tanker “Stena Impero”, British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt has announced a European-led protection mission. The confrontation with Iran is not sought.

The UK has announced a European Maritime Protection Mission in the Persian Gulf. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday after a crisis cabinet emergency meeting in London. At the same time, Hunt emphasized that his country was not looking for a “confrontation” with Tehran after the British flagged tanker “Stena Impero” was set.

“We will now seek to establish a European-led maritime protection mission to help ensure the safe passage of both crews and cargo in this central region,” Hunt said. However, the proposed mission is “not part of the policy of pressure from the United States on Iran,” he said. “We are not looking for a confrontation with Iran”.

Read also: Britain: Iran’s seizure of two vessels in the Gulf is unacceptable

The seizure of the “Stena Impero” by a Revolutionary Guard detachment was made on Friday a few hours after a decision by the Gibraltar Supreme Court to extend the Iranian tanker “Grace 1” for 30 days.

The British authorities had ordered the tanker on 4 July in the Mediterranean on suspicion that the ship wanted to bring oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions. Iran denies the allegations and regards the British action as illegal.

Read also: Britain, Germany, France discussed the case of detained tanker

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

Trump meets Lavrov at the White House today

A senior administration official said Monday that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on...

High-ranking Mexican diplomat accused of book theft in Argentina, summoned back to the country

Mexico on Monday summoned its ambassador to Argentina, Oscar Valero Becerra, after a video circulating suggesting that the Mexican diplomat proceeded to steal a...

Reform course: Saudi Arabia ends gender segregation in restaurants and cafés

Men and women are allowed to enter restaurants and cafés in Saudi Arabia in the future through the same entrance. In the strictly conservative...

Technology war: Decoupling of two largest economies of the world picks up speed

Decoupling of the two largest economies in the world is picking up speed. On Monday, it was announced in China that the government ordered...

North Korean envoy: Kim Jong-un describes Trump as impatient old man

North Korean official said on Monday that his country's leader, Kim Jong-un, might change his mind about US President Donald Trump if he continues...

Related News