Iran Says Seized Oil Tanker in Gibraltar Wasn’t Crusing to Syria

(Bloomberg) — Iran mentioned an oil tanker that was seized by British forces close to Gibraltar wasn’t destined for Syria.

The ship “was navigating in worldwide waters,” Deputy Overseas Minister Abbas Araghchi mentioned at a press convention in Tehran. He mentioned the tanker wasn’t heading towards Syria, with out saying the place the vessel was going. “We contemplate this an act of piracy.”

Grace 1, a supertanker in a position to haul 2 million barrels of crude, was arrested earlier this week on suspicion that it was going to breach European Union sanctions by delivering crude to Syria. The cargo got here from Iran.

The Islamic Republic is consulting with the U.Okay. and Spain on the matter, Araghchi mentioned.

–With help from Abbas Al Lawati.

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