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Gibraltar, UK dismiss Iran’s claim of release of seized tanker Tuesday

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A highly placed Gibraltar government source denied on Tuesday an Iranian news agency report which said the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 would be leaving the British overseas territory on Tuesday.

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted unidentified Gibraltar authorities as saying the tanker would be freed on Tuesday evening.

A senior Gibraltarian government source said that report was not correct.

Meanwhile, Britain said on Tuesday that investigations into the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 were a matter for Gibraltar.

"The investigations being conducted around the Grace 1 are a matter for the government of Gibraltar," a Foreign Office spokesman said. "As this is an ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further."
Last Modified: Monday، 19 August 2019 05:13 PM