[size=52]Iraqi mediation releases the Iranian tanker in Gibraltar[/size]
[size=45]Iraq has played a positive role in resolving the Iranian oil tanker crisis that was being held by the Gibraltar authorities, an adviser to the prime minister said on Saturday.
[size=45]"The Iranian tanker (Grace 1) is preparing to sail under a new name and flag towards the Mediterranean, hoisting the Iranian flag and under the name of (Adrian Daraya)," Al-Hanin wrote on his official Facebook page.[/size]
[size=45]"Iraq was a major player in solving this crisis, because it is a friend of all, which made it a positive and reliable counterbalance factor in international relations," Al-Haneen said.[/size]
[size=45]"The Gibraltar Supreme Court will look into any US attempt to prevent the Iranian tanker Grace 1 from leaving," he said.[/size]
[size=45]The 15,000-tonne vessel, which passes through the Strait of Gibraltar, was seized by a British Royal Marines team on July 4, claiming it violated European sanctions by transporting oil to Syria, a charge Iran denied.[/size]
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