Russia Warns Against Using Oil Tanker Incident to Lay Blame on Iran, Escalate Tensions

Moscow warns against hasty conclusions and attempts to blame Iran for the incident in the Gulf of Oman, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

“I would use this opportunity to warn against hasty conclusions, any attempts to lay the blame on those who are unwanted by a number of well-known states”, Ryabkov told reporters after a meeting of the State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, adding that Moscow believes the oil tanker incident must not be used as a pretext to escalate tensions around Iran.


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