British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (File Photo/IANS)

Britain urges Iran to release seized tanker

London: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged Iran to reverse its “illegal” seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf. Hunt said on Saturday it “raises very serious questions” about the security of British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, the BBC reported. It comes as Iran released new footage of the capture […]

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar (Photo: IANS)

18 Indians aboard tanker seized by Iran; India trying to secure their release

New Delhi/Tehran: Eighteen Indians, including the ship’s captain, are among 23 crew members of a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions in the Gulf. India said on Saturday it is in touch with Tehran for the release of the Indian sailors. Iran on Friday seized the British-flagged Stena […]

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar (File Photo: IANS)

Prepared to deal with impact of US decision to end waiver for importing Iran oil: India

New Delhi: India on Tuesday said it is “adequately prepared” to deal with the impact of the US decision to end waiver for importing oil from Iran and that it will continue to work with Washington and other partner countries to find “all possible ways” to protect its energy and economic security interests. “Government has noted […]

Iran President Hassan Rouhani (File Photo)

No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iranian sales: Iran President Hassan Rouhani

Tehran (3 Min Read) : Accusing the US of trying to push India away from Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Washington cannot stop Tehran from exporting oil and warned that no crude will be exported from the Persian Gulf if Iranian oil sales were blocked. The US has re-imposed its unilateral […]