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Iran’s judiciary will decide whether or not to release the British oil tanker seized in Iranian waters, DPA reported the commander of the Iranian Navy saying.
Axar.az reports citing foreign media that
He stressed that there is no relationship between the issue of the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, which was released by Gibraltar this weekend, and the fate of the British ship.
“The British tanker has three violations, which must be dealt with,” Alireza Tangsiri said, stating that the Judiciary and Port Authority are entitled to make a decision on the fate of the tanker.
Iran seized the British tanker on 19 July in the Strait of Hormuz, just two weeks after Grace 1 was captured, saying it violated international maritime rules.
2019.08.19 / 15:08