BRUSSELS, July 21 (KUNA) -- NATO has condemned the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz.
"This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew," said NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu in a statement late Saturday.
"The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran's destabilizing activities," it added.
Yesterday, the UK accused Iran of seizing British tanker, Sena Impero, in Omani waters before leading it forcibly to Iranian shores, regarding the move a "clear contravention of international law." (end)