The world holds its breath as a US ship is ‘hijacked’ off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, raising tensions with Iran.
Off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a US ship was “hijacked.”
Following allegations that a tanker had been seized, a party of eight or nine armed people is thought to have boarded the vessel. The incident was described as a “possible hijacking” by UK Maritime Trade Operations.
According to Sky News, a “unauthorized” boarding occurred in the Gulf of Oman.
“It was an unauthorized boarding in the Gulf of Oman,” they added.
There is no British connection to the tanker, according to reports.
The oil tankers Queen Ematha, Golden Brilliant, Jag Pooja, and Abyss, according to MarineTraffic.com, were “not under command.”
This indicates that a vessel has lost power and is unable to navigate.
This new incident occurs in the wake of an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman, which resulted in the death of a British citizen.
Iran must “face the consequences” of its “outrageous” strike, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Mr Johnson’s remarks come after the Foreign Office summoned Iran’s ambassador after his country was blamed for a deadly attack on an Israeli-linked tanker.
The Iranian ambassador to the United Kingdom had been called, according to the government department, in reaction to a “unlawful attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Oman on 29 July, in which a British national and a Romanian national were killed.”
“The Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mohsen Baharvand, was summoned today to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office by the Minister for the Middle East, James Cleverly, in reaction to the unlawful attack on MV Mercer Street on July 29,” a Foreign Office statement said.
“Minister Cleverly reaffirmed that Iran must immediately cease activities that endanger world peace and security, and that vessels must be permitted to navigate freely in accordance with international law,” according to the statement.
On Sunday, the UK claimed it was “very likely” that Iran was behind a “illegal and brutal act” that killed a British citizen.
The drone strike on a ship in the Middle East, according to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, was “deliberate, targeted, and a blatant breach of international law by Iran.”
“The UK condemns the unlawful and heartless attack on a commerce vessel off the coast of Oman, which resulted in the deaths of a British and a Romanian national,” he said.
“Our hearts go out to the friends and family members of those who were killed in the.”Brinkwire Summary News”.