Tehran 0
19 August 2019

Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson stated that “the U.S. request for the continued detention [of Iran’s Grace 1 oil tanker] is illegal”. He went on to say that “through its official channels, and especially the Swiss embassy, ​​Iran has warned U.S. officials not to make the mistake [of seizing it] because they would face bad consequences”.

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