Photo: GBC News
Iranian tanker Grace 1 left Gibraltar. This was reported by a News channel GBC.
At the weekend the government of Gibraltar rejected a US request to detain the ship. In the UK’s overseas territories said that the basis of the request of Washington was listed in the law on sanctions against Iran, but the equivalent sanctions against Tehran in Gibraltar, the UK or the rest of the EU do not exist.
15 August, the government of Gibraltar released from custody the crew of the tanker, and then let myself Grace 1. It was stated that the decision was taken after “receipt of the official written assurances from the Iranian government that the ship will not be unloaded in Syria.”
Just Grace 1 under the flag of Panama stood in the waters of Gibraltar 46 days. Before going into international waters he changed his name to Adrian Darya and posted an Iranian flag.
“War of the tankers” between Iran and Britain began after British Marines seized Gibraltar supertanker Grace 1 under the flag of Panama. It was reported that he was transporting two million barrels of crude oil from Iran in the refinery of Banias in Syria, which violates the EU sanctions regime against Damascus.
Iran has promised to respond to the capture of Grace 1. The evening of July 19, Tehran announced the capture of the British tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz. It was reported that the military stopped the ship for violation of several rules.
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