(Reuters) – Iran’s ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday, a day ahead of an expected response from the UK which could include fresh sanctions on Tehran or other steps after its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker.
Britain has called the capture of the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday a “hostile act”.
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Sources: Reuters/Refinitiv/Energy Information Administration
Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar; editing by Jason Neely