The arrest of an oil tanker of Britain in the Gulf has created dramatic tension. In the wake of the tensions with Iran, the United Kingdom plans to send European security forces to the Gulf to ensure safety.
British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt has condemned the capture of the oil tanker by referring to Iran’s “state bullying.” At the same time, he said Britain do not want a conflict with Iran.
Jeremy Hunt said, “We will work to establish this mission as soon as possible.” He also said another warship sent by Britain to the Gulf would arrive on July 25.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday seized Britain’s oil tanker ‘Stena Imparo‘ when there are intense tensions over the last few months in the Gulf with the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
An Iranian oil tanker was seized by Britain from the Gibraltar system for violating EU sanctions on Syria. Two weeks after the incident, Tehran detained a British tanker.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said his country did not want to engage in any kind of conflict with Britain. He conveyed the message to the future Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain.
The Iranian Foreign Minister, who is visiting Nicaragua, said Boris Johnson was going to enter No. 3 Downing Street; That is why it is very important for him to realize that Iran does not want conflict. Iran wants to keep normal relations from the place of mutual respect.
Mr. Zarif remarked that Britain was in conflict for US President Donald Trump’s administration.