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A PMO official announced that shipping lanes in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf is normal now.

Deputy Managing Director for Port Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Jalil Eslami told to ILNA correspondent that currently, the situation in the Strait of Hormuz is normal and other ships are moving in the area under their plan and route, and there is no tension.

Respond to questions about increasing insurance rates for shipping companies in the Strait of Hormuz, he said “While some countries are looking for tension in the region, rising costs are natural.

He added the activity of foreign shipping lines gives credit the country for indicating that Iran is a safe place which offers proper trade conditions.

Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. Iran military source as saying the vessel had turned off its tracker, ignored warnings from the Iran Revolutionary Guards and was sailing in the wrong direction in a shipping lane.

“We will respond in a way that is considered but robust and we are absolutely clear that if this situation is not resolved quickly there will be serious consequences,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told reporters.

Relations between Washington and Tehran worsened last year when U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.

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