Information that two tankers carrying “Japan-related cargo” have been concerned in a suspected assault broke throughout a high-stakes Japanese diplomatic mission to Iran.
The vessels have been stricken within the Gulf of Oman, off the coast of Iran, on Thursday morning as Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assembly Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran.
Abe, who arrived in Tehran on a go to broadly considered as an try and mediate US-Iran tensions, has not but commented on the incident.
One of many tankers, Kokuka Brave, is owned by Japan-based firm Kokuka Sangyo. In keeping with Japan’s Ministry of Economic system, Commerce and Trade, each tankers have been carrying “Japan-related cargo.”
Iran’s Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mentioned “suspicious does not start to explain” the incident coinciding with Abe’s go to.
“We voice concern concerning the suspicious incidents, which occurred right now for the oil tankers affiliated to Japan concurrently with a gathering between the Japanese prime minister and Supreme Chief,” Iranian Overseas Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi mentioned in a publish on Twitter.