Kuwait calls for restraint after Iran seized British tanker: KUNA

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 46 (R) flies next to an Iranian helicopter (L) during USS aircraft carrier The Boxer (LHD-4) transit, through Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf of Oman. (Illustrative photo: AFP)

Kuwait said on Sunday that it “follows with extreme concern” the latest escalation in the Gulf region, after Iran seized a British tanker, Kuwait’s news agency reported.

Kuwait also stressed that “the continuation of such acts will increase tensions, expose maritime safety to a direct threat, which requires the international community to intensify its efforts to contain the escalation.”

Kuwait called on all parties to exercise restraint and respect international maritime law to ensure maritime security in the region.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00