World Asia 30 Aug 2019 Iranian tanker relea ...

Iranian tanker released by Gibraltar after 6 weeks, now en route to Lebanon

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 30, 2019, 4:04 pm IST
Updated Aug 30, 2019, 4:04 pm IST
The ship was suspected of transporting crude oil to Syria and the US has called for it to be seized.
Adrian Darya 1 tanker was held by British overseas territory of Gibraltar for 6 weeks. (Photo: AP)
 Adrian Darya 1 tanker was held by British overseas territory of Gibraltar for 6 weeks. (Photo: AP)

An Iranian tanker released this month after being detained for six weeks by the British overseas territory of Gibraltar is now headed for Lebanon, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

"This tanker is not heading actually to Eskerun (in Turkey), this tanker is heading to Lebanon," Cavusoglu said during a visit to Oslo, referring to the Adrian Darya 1 vessel. The ship was suspected of transporting crude oil to Syria and the US has called for it to be seized, reported NDTV.

 

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