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UK Seeks to Ease Tension with Iran

UK Seeks to Ease Tension with Iran
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By Staff, Agencies

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced Monday that his country seeks to reduce tensions with Iran.

Ahead of talks with his EU counterparts, Hunt tweeted: “Heading to Brussels for urgent talks on how to reduce tensions with Iran.”

However, he claimed that “Their approach to Mid-East has been profoundly destabilizing but we want to reduce not raise tensions over Grace 1 and avoid a nuclearized region.”

"But a deal is a deal and if one side breaches it..."

European Union foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the 2015 deal over Iran's nuclear program, as tensions further intensify between Tehran and the United States.

Washington has pulled out of the deal, to the dismay of its European allies who also signed the accord.

Britain was drawn into the row when officials in its tiny territory of Gibraltar seized an Iranian oil tanker, "Grace One," earlier this month.

In a phone call with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Saturday, Hunt said the tanker would be released following guarantees on its destination.