July 21, 2019 / 8:30 PM / 5 months ago

Kuwait calls for restraint after Iran seized British tanker - KUNA

CAIRO (Reuters) - 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 (KUNA) 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.

Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Dan Grebler

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