"De-escalation" calls after Iran seizes UK tanker in the Gulf
ICYMI - Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday.
Over the weekend there have been various calls for for calm, including the UK:
Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood (interview with Sky:
- "We need to try and de-escalate this"
- "Our first and most important responsibility is to make sure that we get a solution to the issue to do with the current ship, make sure other British-flagged ships are safe to operate in these waters and then look at the wider picture of actually having a working proper professional relationship with Iran."
- "the continuation of such acts will increase tensions, expose maritime safety to a direct threat, which requires the international community to intensify its efforts to contain the escalation."
- called on all parties to exercise restraint
Can't see this getting better it gets worse.