The Iranian supertanker Grace 1, which was accused of breaching international sanctions and detained by UK navy on June 4th, has been released by a court in Gibraltar despite US request to halt the decision on Thursday, Gibraltar Chronicle revealed in a tweet post.
The United States has halted a court’s decision on Thursday to release Iran’s Grace 1 supertanker detained in Gibraltar by UK navy on July for breaching international sanctions.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday urged allies to increase pressure on Iran before UN arm embargo on Tehran expires.
US Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has pleaded an Iranian national guilty of sending “sensitive technology” to Iran despite the sanctions.
The US Department of State and the Treasury on Wednesday delivered a complete report of Iranian individuals as well as organizations and banks, which are under US sanctions, the official website stated.
US President Donald Trump has criticized French President Emmanuel Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Iran over talks with Washington.
Britain on Thursday rejected the idea of swapping the seized tankers with Iran, Reuters reported.
US imposed sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister, Mohamad Javad Zarif, late Wednesday in an attempt to maximum its pressures on Tehran.
As European naval forces are planning to escort tankers in the Persian Gulf, amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships by Iran, a MoU on maritime cooperation was signed between Tehran and Moscow.
An emergency meeting with parties to Iran’s 2015 nuke deal on Sunday failed to stop Tehran from further breaching the rules and regulations as Iranians vowed to reduce more of their commitments, a senior official said.