Iran reports incident with US Navy – Pentagon denies

Iran reports incident with US Navy - Pentagon denies

According to Tehran, the US is said to have driven an oil tanker away. The US Department of Defense called the information “absolutely incorrect”. AND: Nuclear talks with Iran will be resumed soon.

There has been an incident with Iran US Marines Reported in the Gulf of Oman. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) announced in a press release on Wednesday that the US has seized an Iranian oil tanker and taken it out of Iranian waters “in an act of theft”. The US Department of Defense denied the allegations.

The IRGC said they have been able to take the tanker back by helicopter and return it to their waters. US Navy efforts for this rescue operation To prevent failing, according to the IRGC, according to the Isna news agency.

Defense Department spokesman John Kirby called the information “absolutely false and untrue.” “There has been no such attempt by the US Navy to seize anything,” Kirby said on Wednesday.

New start of nuclear talks

However, there was also good news for Iran: nuclear talks with Iran will continue on November 29 in Vienna. The European External Action Service announced this on Wednesday evening. High diplomats from China, Russia, France, Great Britain and Germany will meet with representatives from Tehran, chaired by the European Union’s representative for foreign affairs, Josep Borrell. Ali Bagheri, Iran’s deputy foreign minister and future head of the Iranian nuclear delegation, also confirmed the appointment on Twitter that evening.

Negotiations to restore the 2015 Vienna Agreement were interrupted after presidential elections in June and a change of government in Tehran. The remaining partners are trying to get the US back on the deal. Iran must also enter into technical obligations.

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The Vienna Agreement was supposed to stop the manufacture of Iranian nuclear weapons. In return, sanctions on Iran should be lifted. In response to US sanctions, Tehran began overcoming technical sanctions imposed in 2019, including making its uranium more and more weapons-grade.

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