Tehran 0
15 August 2019

Gibraltar announced than an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, detained on 4 July was “now released from detention”, while also noting that the U.S. had “requested that a new legal procedure for the detention of the vessel should be commenced”. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif contended that “the U.S. attempted to abuse the legal system to steal our property on the high seas”, adding that “this piracy attempt is indicative of the Trump administration’s contempt for the law”.

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