Saturday, 19 October 2019

Tag Archives: Gibraltar

Release of Iranian tanker ‘very unfortunate’: Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed frustration Monday over the “very unfortunate” decision to release an Iranian tanker held off Gibraltar, in an implicit rebuke to ally Britain. The British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel, which has since departed Gibraltar and entered international ...

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Gibraltar refuses US request to seize Iranian tanker

BRUSSELS: Gibraltar refused on Sunday a US request to seize the Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West, as the stationary vessel raised an Iranian flag ahead of its expected departure from the British territory. British Royal Marines seized the vessel in Gibraltar in July on ...

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Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian oil tanker

LONDON/GIBRALTAR: Gibraltar decided to free the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, detained off the British overseas territory six weeks ago by Royal Marines, paving the way for a possible swap for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf. The Grace 1 was seized by commandos in darkness off ...

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Iranian President seeks closer UK ties with Boris Johnson

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has penned an open letter to Britain’s new prime minister, saying he hopes the countries’ diplomatic ties will be stronger under Boris Johnson’s leadership. In the letter published Sunday on Rouhani’s website, the Iranian president congratulated Johnson on becoming prime minister Wednesday. Rouhani said he ...

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Royal Navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Gulf strait

Britain ordered its navy to escort UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian soldiers seized a tanker in the flashpoint entrance to the Gulf. “The Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be ...

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Britain ‘steadfastly committed’ to Gibraltar – PM May

LONDON: Britain is “steadfast” in its commitment to Gibraltar and will work with the territory on the southern tip of Spain to secure the best possible outcome from Brexit talks, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. The European Union proposed on Friday offering Spain a right of veto over ...

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