Britain summons Spain envoy over Gibraltar naval actvity

The Rock of Gibraltar on August 19, 2013The British government summoned the Spanish ambassador to the Foreign Office in London on Thursday over the actions of a Spanish naval vessel near Gibraltar. A Spanish navy ship tried to divert two commercial vessels heading to the port of Gibraltar by wrongly claiming they were in Spanish waters, Europe Minister David Lidington said. The incident is the latest in a string of diplomatic rows between London and Madrid over the tiny British peninsula off the southern coast of Spain.

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