U.S. failed to stop release of oil tanker, says Iran envoy in London

Reuters | Aug 15, 2019 at 2:59 PM

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The Iranian ambassador in London accused the United States of desperately trying to stop the authorities in Gibraltar from releasing the Grace 1 Iranian oil tanker, saying the American effort had been defeated.

"America desperately tried to block the release of the tanker at the last minute, but faced a miserable defeat," the ambassador, Hamid Baeidinejad, said in a tweet in Farsi.