US, Greece demand Iran release seized tankers, crew: State Dept

AFP , Monday 30 May 2022

The United States joined Athens on Monday in strongly condemning Iran's seizure of two Greek-flagged oil tankers in Gulf waters, and demanded their immediate release.

Ned Price
U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2021. Reuters


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias agreed in a call "that Iran must immediately release the seized vessels, their cargoes, and their crews," State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized the Greek tankers in the Gulf Friday, days after Athens confirmed it would deliver to Washington Iranian oil it had seized from a Russian tanker.

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