Gibraltar allows Iranian tanker to leave despite US detention detention

16 Aug 2019 / 00:22 H.

MADRID: Gibraltar’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized last month on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions, despite a US request to detain the vessel.

Chief Justice Anthony Dudley said in court that since Iran had guaranteed in writing that the destination of the Grace 1 would not be a country subject to international sanctions, the vessel “is no longer subject to detention.”

He added that the tribunal had not received a written detention request from the United States. — AFP

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