Tehran 0
20 August 2020

The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the UAE’s chargé d’affaires after UAE coast guards on 17 August reportedly opened fire at Iranian fishing vessels, killing two, and seized a boat (subsequently released, along with its crew). The ministry also announced that the same day “a UAE vessel was intercepted and its crew arrested by Iranian border guard boats for illegally entering Iranian waters”. On 8 October, a senior Iranian diplomat confirmed that the UAE had paid “blood money” for the two Iranian fishermen killed in the incident.

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