July 21, 2019 / 8:13 AM / 4 months ago

Iran says it is ready for any scenario, warns of escalating UK tension

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s envoy to Britain on Sunday urged the UK to contain “domestic political forces” which he said wanted to escalate tension between the two countries amid the capture of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf by Iran.

“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. This is quite dangerous and unwise at a sensitive time in the region,” Hamid Baeidinejad tweeted.

“Iran however is firm and ready for different scenarios.”

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Dale Hudson

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