External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said the Indian embassy in Tehran is in “constant contact” with the Iranian authorities for the release and repatriation of 18 Indian crew members on board oil tanker Stena Impero that was seized by Iranian revolutionary guards.
In a tweet, responding to concerns raised by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Jaishankar said that the MEA is working for the release of the Indian sailors.
“TeamMEA is already working on the early release & repatriation of all 18 Indian crew members of Stena Impero. Our Embassy in Tehran is in constant contact with Iranian authorities to resolve this. We will keep you posted on further developments,” he said.
The EAM tagged a tweet by the office of the Kerala Chief Minister, who said that four Malayalis were on board the oil tanker. Read More