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TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran has so far ignored calls by the Europeans to demand the release of a British-flagged oil tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz, a move Britain called "dangerous" and called on its ships to avoid the Strait. British Defense Secretary Benny Murdon described the incident as "hostile."

"Great disappointment"

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had spoken with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif and expressed his "deep disappointment." "I just talked to … Zarif and expressed the great disappointment because he assured me last Saturday that Iran wants to stop the escalation of the situation … They acted differently … It needs actions, not words, if we have to find a way to proceed," Hunt said. Forward … British navigation must be protected and will be done. "

He added that the detention of Iran carrier raises very serious questions about the security of British and international navigation in the Strait of Hormuz. Hunt told reporters that the state-run Cobra emergency committee had discussed the situation at length and a statement would be made to parliament on Monday on measures to be taken by Britain.

Hunt said earlier that London's response to the tanker's capture would be "thoughtful but strong" and that Britain would ensure the safety of its maritime transport.

Hunt said Friday that a diplomatic solution would be found and London was "not considering military options." The British government said it had advised that British shipping operations be temporarily removed from the Strait of Hormuz.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards broadcast a video on the Internet showing speedboats, stopping next to Stina Empero, whose name was clearly visible in the video. The footage also showed masked members of the Revolutionary Guards carrying machine guns landing on a helicopter, the same method used by the British Royal Marines while holding an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar two weeks ago.

KHARTOUM (Reuters)

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