FAST FIVE: Iran Urges UK To Rein In 'Deep State'; Germany Warns Of "Uncontrollable" Escalation
Iran's ambassador in London warned on Sunday that the UK government must get its “domestic political forces” pushing for regime change under control or else the two countries will face dangerous escalation.
Iranian Ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad urged via his personal Twitter account that continued pressure on Iran would be “unwise” given that Tehran stands “firm and ready for different scenarios”.
Ramezan Sharif was cited by Iran's Fars News Agency over the weekend as claiming a Royal Navy warship had attempted to put up “resistance and interference” to prevent Iran's navy from detaining the vessel. State media released new footage showing the tanker impounded with Iran's flag raised above.
pic.twitter.com/qWWFGtrff6 – Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) July 21, 2019 According to Sharif, Iran's military had warned the tanker several times to change course before intervening.
Iran previously released dramatic video showing special forces operatives fast-roping to the tanker's deck, but there was no evidence of UK aircraft overhead. .