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Will Iran and UK swap the seized tankers?

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani hinted that if UK releases the Iranian captured tanker, then his country will return a British-flagged vessel it seized last week.

 

"If Britain steps away from the wrong actions in Gibraltar, they will receive an appropriate response from Iran,"  Rouhani said on Wednesday during a weekly cabinet meeting.

 

The Grace-1 supertanker was seized off the British overseas territory on Spain's southern coast on July 4 on suspicion it was shipping oil to Syria, in breach of EU sanctions. Some two weeks later, Iran seized the British-flagged Stena Impero in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, claiming that it had collided with a fishing boat and violated international law.
 
Source: Al Jazeera

25.07.2019