Exchange of detained UK and Iranian vessels "impossible": Iran ambassador to UK

Iran seized the UK-flagged Stena Impero on 19 July for what it says was a violation of maritime regulations

Stena impero, Strait of hormuz

Iranian Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad has said that an exchange of the detained Iranian and UK vessels is "impossible."

He tweeted out a claim that the "UK has illegally detained the ship carrying Iranian oil while the British ship is detained for violating some key safety/security regulations in Hormoz Strait."

Iran seized the UK-flagged Stena Impero on 19 July as it attempted to cross the Strait of Hormuz, citing violations against maritime regulations. Since then, it has allowed embassy officials from Russia and India, among others, to visit crew members. They have reported that the crew members appear to be safe and in good health.


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