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GCC Secretary-General urges Iran to release detained British sailors

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, today called on Iran and Britain to settle the crisis surrounding Iran’s detention of 15 British sailors.

In a statement from Riyadh, Al-Attiyah urged Iran to release the sailors in line with international maritime law. He also stressed the importance of easing tension and promoting mutual understanding.