Speaking with Iran’s Foreign Minister Abdollahian, Jaishankar announces the release of 17 Indian crew members aboard the MSC Aris.

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The release of the 17 Indian crew members of the ship MSC Aries that the Gulf state had seized was the topic of a Sunday conversation between External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

The two leaders also talked about the state of affairs in the area and emphasised the need to prevent things from getting worse.

Jaishankar tweeted, “Talked to Iranian FM @Amirabdolahian this evening,” in a post on X. facilitated the release of 17 MSC Aries crew members who were Indian. spoke about the state of affairs in the area at the time.”

emphasised the significance of resuming diplomatic relations, being restrained, and preventing escalation. Consented to stay in contact,” he continued.

To guarantee the security of Indian nationals abroad, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan penned a letter to External Affairs Minister Jaishankar earlier today.

“My government is concerned about the safety and well-being of Indian nationals who work as crew members on the ship MSC Aries, which was taken over by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards close to the Strait of Hormuz. I am writing to you to express this worry. According to the reports that are now available, it has been confirmed that three members of the crew—Suresh, PV Dhanesh, and Syamnath—are locals of Kerala,” the letter’s writer stated.

He expressed his deep worry about the ship’s seizure and said that the “collective objective at this point of time is the safe repatriation of all our nationals, including those from Kerala, back to India without any delay.”

When Iran detained the Israel-related cargo ship “MSC Aries” on Saturday near the Strait of Hormuz, it included 17 Indian

The Times of Israel, citing an Iranian news source, stated that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy apprehended the MSC ARIES container ship, which was connected to Israel, on Saturday afternoon close to the Strait of Hormuz.

The Times of Israel reports that the MSC Aries was last observed on Friday as it made her way off the coast of Dubai towards the Strait of Hormuz. As per the ship tracking website, Marine Traffic, the vessel is presently traversing the Persian Gulf.

Amidst the continuous conflict between Israel and Hamas, tensions between Iran and the West intensified.

Iran fired a flurry of 300 assault drones and missiles from its territory towards the Jewish state on Saturday night, marking the country’s first direct attack on Israel. This caused Israel’s air raid sirens to sound early on Sunday morning.

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