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Iran Calls Cargo Ship Interception a Commercial Issue

Iran's foreign minister said the interception of a cargo ship Tuesday in Iranian waters was a commercial legal matter, not a security or political issue. Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking Wednesday in New York, said the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged ship, was involved in a long-standing Iranian court case, recently concluded, over monetary claims. Representatives for Maersk, the Danish international conglomerate that had chartered the ship, said they had received no...

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