Statement by the NATO Spokesperson on the seizure of two ships in the Strait of Hormuz

  • 20 Jul. 2019 -
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  • Last updated: 20 Jul. 2019 22:31

We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran's destabilising activities.