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Europe and Iran: diplomatic Germany and available France

Rigid Tehran, but it announces British oil tanker release

Today on September 6th is a date that coincides with the deadline (extended by another two months) of the ultimatum given by Iran to save the 2015 Nuclear Deal (see AVIONEWS).

On September 3, other US hundreds of millions of dollars sanctions arrived in Tehran against companies, ships and individuals engaged in the sale of oil to Syria. Iran's president Hassan Rohani announced the world, during a speech broadcast on Television National September 4th, that the "third phase" of abandonment of the agreement began officially.

Germany had already invited the US to diplomacy against Tehran on August 1st by refusing a military mission in the Strait of Hormuz to protect the Western states' oil supply. Today it urged Iran not to further aggravate the situation. At a press conference in Berlin, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said that it is not too late for Iran to leave the wrong path.

Tehran continues a dialogue with France, that offered 15 billion dollars (see AVIONEWS) and with the United Kingdom: Iran also announced the release of 7 crewmembers of the British oil tanker called "Mv Stena Impero" and seized last July while crossing the Strait of Hormuz with a crew of 23 people, including 18 Indian citizens, three Russians, a Latvian and a Filipino.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency