17 June 2021
1 year ago
Egyptian carrier @EGYPTAIR to send larger aeroplanes to accommodate more passengers travelling from @HeathrowAirport to Cairo
Lufthansa says it has canceled flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Cairo but will resume flights on Sunday. British Airways earlier said it would suspend flights to Cairo for seven days
1 year ago
The Sunday Telegraph reports that Jeremy Hunt will announce targeted economic sanctions against Iran - possibly including asset freezes - in response to the IRGC's detention of the British ship in the Strait of Hormuz
[email protected]: "We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran's destabilising activities.
Officials seize $5 million in gold bars at Heathrow Airport, reportedly from drug cartel
1 year ago
British Airways has suspended ALL flights to Cairo, Egypt for seven days "as a precaution to allow for further assessment"
Here's a copy of the letter @British_Airways is handing to passengers1 year ago
Here's a copy of the letter @British_Airways is handing to passengers
1 year ago
UK Defence Secretary @PennyMordaunt called Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged tanker "an illegal and hostile act" that took place in Oman's waters
1 year ago
Iran will resolve the matter of the seized British ship through its legal channels, @JZarif tells @Jeremy_Hunt in phone call, according to Iranian media
Iranian Revolutionary Guard: British warship failed to protect tanker seized by Iran
1 year ago
UK foreign minister Hunt says yesterday's action in Gulf shows worrying signs Iran may be choosing dangerous path of illegal and destabilizing behavior
1 year ago
British Foreign Secretary: We will ensure the security of our vessels in the Gulf
1 year ago
Seized British tanker anchored off Iran's Bandar Abbas: port authority
1 year ago
British Foreign Minister: We will respond to the Iranians in a powerful way
London's Metropolitan Police account has been hacked1 year ago
London's Metropolitan Police account has been hacked
1 year ago
British Foreign Secretary: We do not discuss military options, but through diplomacy to resolve the situation
1 year ago
British Foreign Secretary warns Iran of dire consequences if British tanker is not released
1 year ago
The crew of the Liberian-registered Mesdar tanker seized in the Persian Gulf are "safe and well" and can continue their voyage after the ship was boarded by armed guards on Friday, manager Norbulk Shipping UK said
The status of the Mesdar oil tanker is still unclear. The ship is turning away from Iran, according to MarineTraffic.
Crew onboard two seized vessels are a mixture of Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, Latvian and Filipino
1 year ago
Hunt: crews of seized ships comprise a range of nationalities. No British citizens on board either ship. Ambassador in Tehran is in contact with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seizures are unacceptable. Essential that freedom of navigation is maintained.
U.K. Foreign Sec. says two ships were seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz1 year ago
U.K. Foreign Sec. says two ships were "seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz"
1 year ago
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is "extremely concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of two oil tankers by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz
Iran has seized a second tanker, the Liberian-flagged MV Mesdar, according to a US official. The order of seizure of this one and the British-flagged tanker isn't clear at this time.
Iran is "nothing but trouble" and US will be speaking with UK. "It goes to show you I was right about Iran." - Trump
"We heard one, we heard two" of Iran seizing oil tankers today, says @POTUS in reply to question. But he declines to say if this crosses a line and how US will respond except to say there's an agreement US has with UK on maritime security.
Crude oil tanker Mesdar (MMSI: 636013579) has diverted from its course, and is headed toward the coast of Iran
US national security council says the U.S. is aware of reports that Iranian forces have seized a British oil tanker and they will continue to work with allies and partners to "defend against Iran's malign behaviour"
The White House: Concerned about Iran's detention of British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
1 year ago
British oil tanker seized by Iran "approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter during transit of the Strait of Hormuz while the vessel was in international waters.presently unable to contact the vessel which is heading north towards Iran," company statement
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