Iranian guards in speedboats patrolling a tanker Stena Impero anchored off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas. Agence France-Presse
Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.
Iran hinted on Wednesday it is open to a tanker swap with Britain as the owners of a UK-flagged ship seized by the Islamic republic expressed hopes for “positive progress” after speaking to its crew.
“Nine crew members have been released and they will be on their way to India soon,” foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.
The details of the incident refer to a report coming from a woman to the Operations Room at exactly (03:15) Friday, stating that a person known to them kidnapped her daughter and there were previous disputes.
Britain, like much of Europe, is suffering from rocketing inflation and stagnant economic growth, raising the prospect of a summer of strikes across the continent.
Civil Defence teams of Sharjah controlled, on Saturday evening, a fire which broke out at a vehicle workshop in the Industrial Area 4 in Sharjah. No injuries were reported.