Iran says UK may free seized tanker Tuesday night

“Britain is interested in releasing Iran’s oil tanker Grace 1 … following the exchange of some documents to secure its release,” said Jalal Eslami, the deputy head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization on Tuesday. The Fars news agency also reported that Gibraltar is seeking to de-escalate the crisis, which sprang up last month when British Marines impounded the tanker on its way to deliver Iranian crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.


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