§ Mr. Frank Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations Her Majesty's Government have made and to whom about the attack on the Shell tanker Isomeria in the straits of Hormuz at 20.00 hours on 23 January; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Renton
I summoned the Iranian chargéd'affaires, Mr. Akhundzadeh-Basti, on 26 January to deliver a protest at this premeditated, totally unprovoked and unjustifiable attack. The acting head of the British interests section in Tehran delivered a similar protest to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We await a satisfactory Iranian response.