UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees - Hunt

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Saturday 13 July 2019 | 7:52 PM Damascus Time

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  • UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees - Hunt

    BALADI NEWS

     Britain’s foreign minister said he had told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if there were guarantees it would not go to Syria.

    Jeremy Hunt said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had told him that Iran wanted to resolve the issue and was not seeking to escalate tensions.

    On July 5, British special forces seized a supertanker off Gibraltar carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of European and U.S. sanctions against the war-torn country.

    Source: Reuters.

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