Merkel: you can’t look at Gulf without being concerned now
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she was concerned about the situation in the Gulf, adding that every opportunity for diplomatic contact should be used.
"Of course I’m concerned. You can’t look at this region without being concerned at the moment," Merkel told a news conference.
"Every opportunity for diplomatic contact should be attempted to avoid an escalation," Reuters cited her as saying.
Earlier, the United States said that a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone.