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Throwing down an unmistakable challenge to the Prime Minister, Moscow said the Alaed would sail again, this time under a Russian flag - meaning that any attempt to board it could trigger an international incident. It will also be accompanied by at least one other vessel, although not a military one.
Originally posted by thoughtsfull
Interestingly there are 2 straits between them.. both of which have EU territory on both sides (unlike Iran that only borders one side of Hormuz) thus both straits have EU territorial waters running one side to the other.. and unless Russia wants to go the really long way around then these ships will have to pass one or both straits.
I have been wondering if the EU where to try and fin a legal reason to stop these ships passing through either strait whether that then gives Iran legal reasons to stop ships passing through Hormuz.. an interesting conundrum.
but personally I think there won't be another attempt to impede the journey of these ships as this was all about delaying the delivery only while the events we see unfolding carry on unfolding,
Originally posted by auraelium
reply to post by trysts
Its being escorted by a Russian military vessel, so i doubt anyone is gona try stop it.
The interviewee stressed that Alaed would be escorted not by a warship or supply vessel subordinated to Russian Navy "in order to avoid undesirable involvement of Russian Navy in this complex and ambiguous issue; the cargo ship will be accompanied with a civil vessel".