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Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar despite U.S. pressure
August 19, 2019

The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further.

In a tweet,Iran's Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad  confirmed that the supertanker has started its journey in the international waters.

The British Royal Marines had seized the tanker in Gibraltar in July on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

NNR/Hassan