DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after Britain said it blamed the country for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Students News Agency ISNA reported.
“During the meeting with Iran’s foreign ministry official, Iran strongly criticized Britain’s unacceptable stance regarding the attacks in the Gulf of Oman … No other country but Britain has supported America’s accusations over the attacks,” ISNA reported.
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt issued a statement on Friday blaming Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for the attacks, saying no other state or non-state actor could have been responsible. Iran has denied any involvement in the attacks.
Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Hugh Lawson