Russia keeps a close eye on developments concerning the alleged incident involving a British tanker and Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
"We are keeping a close eye on the information flow regarding what is going on in the Persian Gulf area," he said. "We have taken note of the information that such an incident had allegedly taken place. We also took note of a statement by Iranian representatives that this information contradicts reality," TASS reports.
"Anyway, we believe that the freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz must be ensured without any reservations. This is extremely important for the global economy and for the global economic environment," Peskov stressed. "We continue to call on everyone to show restraint in the Persian Gulf so as not to up the ante and resolve the situation through dialogue."