29 Agosto 2013, giorno 557
Un nuovo giallo riguarda una nave e l' india, la petroliera indiana "Desh Shanti" è stata bloccata e condotta nel porto Iraniano di Bander El Abbas, il "Times of India" noto quotidiano pubblica sulla sua edizione web un articolo da cui estraggo :
NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday registered a strong protest with Iran for having detained earlier this month as summoned Iranian ambassador Gholamreza Ansari. India was hoping until now that the ship would be released without having to make its displeasure public but the Iranians have not relented.
As first reported by TOI, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) took custody of the vessel on August 13 in international waters and forcibly took it to Bandar Abbas port. is fast running out since the vessel has been in Iranian custody for 15 days without any justification or provocation.
The two countries have been on the verge of a diplomatic standoff sinceMT Desh Shanti, on its way to India carrying 140,000 tonnes of Iraqi crude, was detained in international waters. According to , Iran continues to forcibly detain the oil tanker without providing any evidence to prove that it discharged oily ballast into Iranian waters.
" Foreign secretary has conveyed government's strong concern at the continued detention of our ship in Port Bandar Abbas and government of India's expectation that the ship would be released at an early date and that crew members would be treated with all due consideration and courtesy in keeping with international norms," said foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin in an official reaction.
He added that the two countries are still trying to resolve the issue amicably. The foreign ministry revealed that Singh had met Ansari over the issue also on August 16 — three days after the tanker was detained.
India has also conveyed to Iran that the manner in which the ship was boarded by IRGC in international waters and forced into Iranian waters was "unacceptable".
fonte : timesofindia.indiatimes.com