Iran summons Greek diplomat over seizing of ship’s cargo

May 25, 2022

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Associated Press

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Greece’s top diplomat in Tehran over the Greek government's alleged seizeure of cargo from an Iran-flagged ship in Greek waters. Greece is holding the ship in its coastal waters, according to Iranian state media. Iranian media said that the vessel had to make an unplanned stop in Greece's territorial waters due to bad weather and technical issues, and accused Greece of capitulating to U.S. pressure to seize the cargo.