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Iran to release 7 crew members of detained Stena Impero

British tanker, Iran, UK, Stena Impero, Teheran, Abbas Mousavi
A British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized by the Iran's Revolutionary Guard is photographed in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on July 20, 2019. AP

The ranker was detained by Tehran on July 19.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 11:42 AM

Last updated: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 7:54 PM

Iran will free seven crew members of the detained British tanker Stena Impero, Iranian state television reported on Wednesday.
Foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told the TV that the seven were freed on humanitarian grounds and could leave Iran soon.
The Stena Impero was detained by Tehran on July 19, two weeks after Britain detained an Iranian tanker off the territory of Gibraltar. That ship was released in August.


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