2019-08-16 | 02:25
Sky News Arabic
[size=18]Gibraltar Prime Minister Fabian Picardo said that the Iranian tanker "Grace-1" can leave the coast of the country when it is ready to do so after the decision to release it. On this.
Piccardo said in a statement on Friday that the tanker may leave Gibraltar today, noting that the Supreme Court in Gibraltar will consider any US request for detention.
The prime minister of Gibraltar expressed doubts about the possibility of the tanker to go to Syria, saying that his country expects Tehran to fulfill its commitments in this regard.
The Gibraltar authorities were detained with the help of the Iranian tanker Britain in early July, claiming that it was heading to Syria with a shipment of oil in violation of European sanctions imposed on the government of Damascus.
Later last month, Iran also seized the British tanker "Stena Impero" as it crossed the Strait of Hormuz for alleged breaches of shipping laws, adding to tensions in the Gulf region.
The United States yesterday called on the authorities of Gibraltar to extend the detention of the Iranian tanker.