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Iran expresses hope Britain to release its oil tanker soon
August 13, 2019

Iran has expressed the hope that Britain will release Iranian oil tanker soon.                                         

According to deputy head of Iran's ports and Maritime Organisation, Jalil Eslami, Britain is interested in releasing Iran's oil tanker 'Grace 1' following the exchange of some documents.                             

British Royal Marines had seized the Iranian oil tanker on 4th of last month off the coast of Gibraltar.   

Two weeks after, Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized a British tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, accusing it of marine violations.               

Meanwhile, British overseas territory Gibraltar has sought de-escalation on issues arising with Iran since the detention of the Grace 1 tanker.                             

A spokesman of Gibraltar said we continue to seek to de-escalate issues.