Russian Federation has warned against jumping to conclusions about a Thursday incident involving two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman, which the United States has claimed were attacks carried out by Iran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday's tanker explosions were "the latest in a series of attacks" he blamed on Iran or its "proxies", including Yemeni rebel missile strikes which wounded 26 civilians at a Saudi airport on Wednesday.
The master said he felt "obligated and compelled" to comply, despite instructions from the crew's company that the crew not be turned over to Iran.
Last month, the United States sharply tightened economic sanctions that are damaging the economy of Iran, which in response has threatened to step up its nuclear activity. "It's not going to be closed for long", Trump said.
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"Alleged attack plot in #France while #Iran president in Zurich; Alleged terror plot in #Denmark when #Europe about to announce #INSTEX; attacks on oil tankers when #Japan PM in Iran", he tweeted. Its forces have built up a formidable flotilla of small, high-speed, hard-to-detect attack craft armed with mines, missiles, torpedoes and drones.
The US has blamed Iran, which denies any involvement.
The black-and-white video shared Friday by the US military's Central Command came from an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter, said Cmdr.
But he then returned to the issue of building consensus.
"We obviously need to make contingency plans should the situation deteriorate, but we also need to broaden our support for this worldwide situation", Shanahan said Friday. "We also need to broaden our (international) support for this global situation", he added.
Oil prices rose about 1% on Friday, reflecting the jitters.
The attack was not only a "US situation", Shanahan said.
"During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry official, Iran strongly criticised Britain's unacceptable stance regarding the attacks in the Gulf of Oman".
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That document says the countries discussed a "possible deal" to process asylum-seekers in whichever country they arrive in first. In negotiations for the deal reached Friday, officials did agree toexpand the "Remain in Mexico" program, according to Time .
"Britain should act to ease tensions in the Gulf, not fuel a military escalation that began with U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement", he said, referring to Washington's withdrawal from a 2015 pact to curb Tehran's nuclear plans. But Trump dismissed the effort.
Bin Salman said the kingdom does not want a war in the region but would not hesitate to deal with any threat to its vital interests, amid heightened tensions with rival Iran. Tehran has denied all those charges.
Ms Thornberry's comments came after Mr Corbyn tweeted this morning: 'Britain should act to ease tensions in the Gulf, not fuel a military escalation that began with United States withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement.
"We believe it is very important to avoid, at all costs, a major confrontation in the Gulf", said Guterres in NY.
Iranian military fast-boats in the Gulf of Oman were preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away the Front Altair, a United States official said on Friday.
China called for all sides to "resolve the conflict through dialogue", while the European Union called for "maximum restraint".
Frontline said a rescue tug equipped with towing capability reached the Front Altair at noon on June 14 and that two other support vessels were to arrive on the scene Saturday to with a specialist team to inspect the tanker and make recommendations. Pompeo accused Iran of being behind attacks on two tanks in the Gulf of Oman and the Pentagon produced footage the following day purporting to prove it amid Iranian denials.
Iran's crude exports fell to about 400,000 barrels per day in May, starving Iran's economy of its main source of revenue.
That's putting a desperate Tehran on course to violate its terms of the nuclear deal.
There have been conflicting accounts of the cause of Thursday's blasts.
Later on Friday, Reuters reported that the Kokuka Courageous was being towed and heading toward the UAE's port of Khor Fakkan, according to its operator, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.
The Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous was also attacked. The crew was eventually picked up by the Iranian Navy and taken to the Iranian port of Jask, Macleod said.