Iranian Ambassador to UK summoned MV Mercer Street attack

The Iranian Ambassador to the UK was summoned to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office today (2 August). This was in response to the unlawful attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Oman on 29 July, in which a British national and Romanian national were killed.

A Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office spokesperson said:

The Iranian Ambassador to the UK, Mohsen Baharvand, was summoned today to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office by the Minister for the Middle East, James Cleverly, in response to the unlawful attack committed on MV Mercer Street on 29 July.

Minister Cleverly reiterated that Iran must immediately cease actions that risk international peace and security, and reinforced that vessels must be allowed to navigate freely in accordance with international law.

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