Iran's president hints at quid pro quo for seized UK ship
July 25, 2019
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani suggested on Wednesday that Iran might release a U.K.-flagged ship if Britain takes similar steps to release an Iranian oil tanker seized by the British Royal Navy off Gibraltar earlier this month.
His remarks could create an opening to reduce tensions as Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. It's unclear how the new government will respond to Rouhani's suggestion or the impasse with Iran.
"We do not seek the continuation of tension with some European countries," Rouhani said in comments carried on his website. "Should they be committed to inte...