Italy PM accuses rescue-boat captain of "unbelievably serious" move

ROME, June 27 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accused the captain of a charity-run rescue ship of taking "unbelievably serious" action this week in deciding to sail the ship into Italian waters in defiance of a ban from Rome.

"This captain ... who has taken this decision, and for 10 days has been keeping people in that situation, has acted in a way which I consider unbelievably serious," Conte told reporters in Japan on Thursday, in comments broadcast in Italy.

"It's something that concerns not the Italian government but Italian magistrates," he added.

(Reporting by Valentina Za Editing by Mark Bendeich)

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