On Sunday, Iran's envoy to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, tweeted the,"UK government should contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the United Kingdom well beyond the issue of ships".
The "UK government should contain those domestic political forces who want to escalate existing tension between Iran and the UK well beyond the issue of ships".
Hunt said the seizure showed "worrying signs Iran may be choosing a risky path of illegal and destabilising behaviour".
Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops wearing ski masksare seen on board a helicopter flying over British-flagged tanker Stena Impero near the strait of Hormuz on Friday, in this still image taken from video.
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Sunday spoke to French and German counterparts over Iran's seizure of the UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf, according to the Foreign Office statement.
Kochi/London: Three Keralites are likely among the 23 crew members of the British-flagged tanker "Stena Impero" seized by Iran in Omani waters on Friday.
The Iranian capture of the ship in the global oil trade's most important waterway is the latest escalation in three months of spiralling confrontation with the West that began when new, tighter USA sanctions took effect at the start of May.
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Afifipour said the seized tanker "risked maritime safety" in the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps said it seized the Swedish-owned tanker for breaking "international maritime rules" in the strait, a choke point for around a third of the world's sea-borne oil.
Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola has received a report that the crew is safe and the vessel is on its way to the coast of Iran, the DFA added.
The audio shows how Britain's once mighty Royal Navy was unable to prevent the ship's seizure, which has been condemned by Britain and its European allies as they continue to call for a reduction of tensions in the vital waterway.
In another development, Guardian Council spokesman Abbasali Kadkhodai described Iran's act as "internationally acceptable reciprocal action consistent with global law". As the deadline expired, Iran said it would begin enriching uranium beyond the 3.67 percent level, set in the JCPOA, warning that it would gradually abandon its nuclear commitments every 60 days.
"Alter your course to 360 degrees immediately, over", the officer says, before saying the ship is wanted for security reasons.