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Operator of British Tanker Seized by Iran Still Unable to Visit Crew

By INU Staff

INU - The Swedish-based operator of the British-flagged oil tanker that Iran seized last Friday in Omani waters has said that it is still waiting for permission to visit the ship’s 23 crew members.

In a statement on Tuesday, Stena Bulk said: “We continue to focus our efforts on supporting the families of those affected in India, Russia, Latvia and the Philippines and will continue to offer full support until all 23 crew members are released and safely back with their families.”

Iran: United Kingdom to Establish European-Led Maritime Protection Mission

By INU Staff

INU - Following the seizure of the British tanker in Omani waters on Friday, the United Kingdom held an emergency meeting yesterday with the COBRA committee to discuss how it would respond. It affirmed that safe navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, a key passage way for global trade, is a priority.

Concerns That Iran Has Terrorist Cells Across Europe Ready to Attack

By INU Staff

INU - Last week, the Iranian regime seized two British oil tankers. One was released fairly quickly, but the owners and operators of the other tanker immediately attempted to make urgent contact with the vessel. Military officials were also quick to attempt to establish contact with the vessel named Stena Impero.

UK Holds Emergency COBRA Meeting to Discuss Iran Seizure

By INU Staff

INU - On Friday, the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) seized a British tanker in Omani waters. Iran initially claimed that the tanker was seized because it had rammed a fishing vessel and failed to respond to calls being made to it, but the British Department of Transport has records proving that the vessel was seized in Omani waters and was then redirected to Iranian waters.

Twitter Blocks Iran State Media Outlets for Harassment of Bahai Community

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian regime has denied the people of Iran the most basic of human rights for years. The regime has particularly targeted religious and ethnic minorities and treated women as second-class citizens. Freedoms in most areas of life are limited, including the way people dress, the way they style their hair, and so on.

Gingrich: Sanctions Driving Iran to Breaking Point

By INU Staff

INU - The former speaker of the US House of Representatives has said that he believes that the tough American sanctions on Iran have shaken the Regime and driven them close to the breaking point.

Newt Gingrich, appearing on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, said: "The sanctions are really biting and, month by month, their economy is getting worse and people are getting more and more unhappy. I think [the Regime is] lashing out desperately, trying to somehow change the circumstance."

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