Another vessel has been seized on the high seas...but the parties involved might be surprising to some.
Sputnik reports that Libya has seized an Italian vessel in the Gulf of Sirte.
Seizure - Tensions - Iran - UK - Climb
The seizure comes as tensions between Iran and the UK climb as both countries have seized tankers. Iran captured two British-flagged oil tankers in retaliation for British Royal Marines seizing a Panamanian-flagged tanker carrying a shipment of Iranian crude. The UK has threatened a "robust" response if Iran doesn't release the two ships and their crew, though Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the UK isn't exploring "military options" at this early stage.
Though the motive for the seizure hasn't yet been made clear, many...