Tehran 0
16 August 2019

One day after Gibraltar announced that an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, was “released from detention”, Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson asserted that “Iran has made no commitment that the ship would not go to Syria because from the early hours of the tanker’s detention, we announced that Syria was not its destination and we have upheld the same ... and reiterated that it was nobody's business even if it was Syria”. He added that “we support Syria in all areas, including oil and energy… this is legal and has nothing to do with any third country”.

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