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Statement by the Spokesperson on the seizure of two ships by Iranian authorities in the Gulf

Brussels, 20/07/2019 - 15:25, UNIQUE ID: 190720_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the seizure of two ships by Iranian authorities in the Gulf

The seizure of two ships by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz is of deep concern. In an already tense situation, this development brings risks of further escalation and undermines ongoing work to find a way to resolve current tensions. 

We urge the immediate release of the remaining ship and its crew, and call for restraint to avoid further tensions. Freedom of navigation must be respected at all times.

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