Gibraltar Denies It is Due to Release Seized Iranian Tanker

Opposing news reports fueled confusion Tuesday over the fate of an oil tanker seized near the British territory of Gibraltar last month. Jalil Eslami, deputy head of Iran's maritime agency, said Tuesday that the tanker, Grace 1, would soon be released by Gibraltar authorities. "We believe that (the) Grace 1 oil tanker will resume operation under (the) Iranian flag in international waters in the very near future," Eslami said, according to Iran's Fars news agency.   Fars, quoting unidentified Gibraltar authorities, said the tanker would be freed by late Tuesday.But Western media reports...

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Published By: VOA News Swahili - Tuesday, 13 August

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