Saudi State Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns Iran’s actions

Saudi State Minister of Foreign Affairs condemns Iran’s actions

22 July 2019 11:00 am

Saudi Arabia's State Minister of Foreign Affairs on Sunday (21) condemned Iran's recent seizure of a British flagged tanker ship in the Strait of Hormuz, urging the international community to take action against such "unacceptable" behaviour. 

Adel Aljubeir, Saudi Arabia's State Minister of Foreign Affairs, tweeted last Sunday saying, "Any attack on the freedom of navigation is a violation of international law."

The Saudi State Minister urges the international community to understand the importance of detering such unacceptable behaviour, and emphasizes the actions should be condemned. 

"Iran must realize its acts of intercepting ships, including most recently the British ship, are completely unacceptable. The world community must take action to deter such behavior," he said.

Iran on Friday (19) had seized Britain's Stena Impero tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia and changes course after passing through the strait at the mouth of the Gulf. 

MIAP