The foreign ministry of Russia blamed the United States for increasing tensions with Iran after Britain officials said that Iranian ships had tried block the way of a British oil tanker in Gulf waters.
Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, said that “The situation is very concerning,” He further added, “The reasons for this are clear. This is Washington’s deliberate, premeditated course to exacerbate tensions.”
Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, told the journalists that he was aware that “such an incident allegedly took place.” He also added, “As before, we call on everyone to behave with restraint in the Persian Gulf in order not to exacerbate the situation.” He also insisted on dialogue to resolve the matter peacefully.
However, officials from Britain said that three Iranian boats attempted to impede the passage of a British oil tanker known as British Heritage owned by BP, an energy giant in Great Britain.
According to the officials of the UK Defence Ministry, a British British warship had to come between the three Iranian boats and warned them off, said.
This incident followed the detention of an Iranian oil tanker by Britain on July 4. It was allegedly going to Syria. Minister Ryabkov said that Britain’s action is against international law and also called it against the internal legislation of the European Union.