Posts Tagged ‘gibraltar’

Will Brexit See Gibraltar’s Return to Spain with EU Support?

The European Union plans to support Spain in its territorial claims on Gibraltar in the next round of Brexit negotiations that are expected to begin on March 3. The EU will give the Iberian country the power to exclude British overseas territory from any commercial agreement signed with Brussels. British control over Gibraltar was achieved by […]

Iranian tanker previously detained in Gibraltar allegedly offloads oil in Syria

2019-09-06 BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Iranian oil tanker, ADRIAN DARYA (previously Grace 1), that was previously detained in Gibraltar has allegedly offloaded its cargo in Syria, the Middle East Eye reported. According to the Middle East Eye, the ADRIAN DARYA offloaded at least 55 percent of its cargo, a similar claim made to Al-Masdar from […]

Gibraltar rejects US request to seize Iranian oil tanker

Gibraltar on Sunday rejected a US demand to seize an Iranian oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute as it prepared to leave the British overseas territory after weeks of detention. Gibraltar’s government said it could not seek a court order to detain the supertanker because US sanctions against Iran were not applicable […]

US demand to detain Iranian tanker rejected by Gibraltar – Government

Sputnik – Earlier this week, the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 was given permission to leave Gibraltar after spending a month in detention following its seizure by UK marines. Gibraltar authorities on Sunday rejected another US request not to release Iranian oil tanker Grace 1. “The Central Authority’s inability to seek the Orders requested is […]

Gibraltar rejects new US demand to seize Iranian tanker

The British overseas territory rejected a warrant issued Friday by a federal court in Washington that sought the supertanker’s arrest, the oil it carried and the almost $1 million found on board. The US request came into conflict with the EU law under which Gibraltar governs, and led “to the differences in the sanctions regimes […]

Iranian tanker set to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff said the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar in “24 to 48 hours,” despite a last-minute effort by the United States to seize it again. Richard de la Rosa, managing director of Astralship, said Saturday that logistical preparations are underway and that a […]

Iran-run Grace 1 oil tanker starts moving after Gibraltar decides to release tanker

The Iranian-run Grace 1 oil tanker, previously seized by Gibraltar authorities, has started to move after the British-controlled territory’s Supreme Court ordered the release of the vessel on Thursday. Live reports on Friday showed that smoke was seen rising from the vessel’s chimney. (This item is being updated.) Source Article from Hits: 50

US threatens visa ban on crew of Iranian tanker after failing to block Gibraltar departure

“Crewmembers of vessels assisting the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) by transporting oil from Iran may be ineligible for visas or admission to the United States under the terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said, according to France 24 TV website. Ortagus said the Grace 1 was assisting IRGC, which the US considers as […]

Gibraltar releases Iran-operated tanker despite US pressure

Gibraltar’s government has released an Iranian-operated supertanker, which was seized by British marines in the Strait of Gibraltar on July 4, despite pressure from the United States for the vessel’s continued detainment. “Authorities in Gibraltar have released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, which was seized on July 4 on suspicion it was shipping 2.1 […]

Gibraltar Judge Rules To Release Seized Iranian Tanker

Update (1020ET): As expected a Gibraltar judge has agreed to release the seized Iranian oil tanker, Grace 1 (which was allegedly shipping 2.1m barrels of crude to Syria, breaching EU sanctions). As Gibraltar Chronicle reports, the decision to release the ship was taken hours after the US reportedly launched a separate last-minute legal move to […]

US tries to stop Gibraltar’s planned release of seized Iranian supertanker

The US Justice Department made itself part of the high-profile case on Thursday, when it requested that a Gibraltar court seize the supertanker Grace 1, a government spokesman confirmed to local media. The tiny British overseas territory in southern Spain was set to release the vessel this morning, but the US move effectively postponed the […]

Gibraltar says it seeks to de-escalate tensions over Iranian tanker

MNA – Gibraltar said on Tuesday it was seeking to de-escalate issues arising over the Iranian-owned oil tanker that was unlawfully seized last month off its coasts. We continue to seek to de-escalate issues arising since the detention of Grace 1, a spokesman for Gibraltar was quoted as saying by Reuters. The current detention order […]

Senior MP calls on UK to free ‘illegally-seized’ Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

MNA – A senior reformist lawmaker asked the UK to immediately free the Iranian oil tanker which was illegally seized in Gibraltar on July 4. “I, as the head of Iran-England parliamentary friendship group, tell the UK foreign secretary that you illegally seized the Iranian vessel upon US order. But we seized the English vessel […]

Gibraltar police arrest 2 more officers from detained Iranian tanker

The men detained on Friday are two second mates, both Indian nationals, local daily the Gibraltar Chronicle reports, citing the police. The men have been questioned but have not faced any charges yet, the paper says, adding that they “are assisting police” with its probe. The development follows the arrests of the ship’s captain and […]

Gibraltar police arrest Iranian tanker’s captain, chief officer

Both men were arrested on Thursday afternoon and questioned. Yet, neither of them have been charged so far, the Gibraltar Chronicle reported, citing a police spokesman. The officers also seized documents and electronic devices from the ship. The men, both Indian nationals, are suspected of breaching EU sanctions against Syria, the paper said. Meanwhile, the […]

Foreign Ministry: UK’s seizure of tanker carrying Iranian oil in Gibraltar ‘tantamount to banditry’

Following the illegal seizure of an oil tanker carrying Iranian oil by British Royal Marines in Gibraltar on Thursday, British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs later in the day. According to Iranian Foreign Ministry statement, as the ambassador appeared before the Foreign Ministry, Director of the Third […]

Iran Summons UK Envoy over ‘Illegal Seizure’ of Supertanker in Gibraltar

July 4, 2019 Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thu. summoned the UK ambassador to Tehran Rob Macaire for the seizure of an “Iranian oil tanker” in Gibraltar. Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi wrote in a tweet on Thursday, “Following the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar by British Royal Marines, the […]

Renamo and Mozambican Government Urge Negotiatiors to be Impartial

nsnbc : Delegates of the peace delegations of the Frelimo government of Mozambique and the opposition party and militia Renamo, yesterday, asked international mediators to act with impartiality and avoid bias and siding with the interests of either one of the two parties. Talks will continue today, July 21. Speaking in the presence of government […]

NATO Starts Massive Military Exercise In Ukraine

NATO members, including forces from the US, have launched a large-scale military exercise in western Ukraine. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said that the war games, dubbed Rapid Trident,  began at 9:00 am local time on Monday at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center (IPSC) in Yavoriv in Ukraine. According to military sources att least 2,000 troops from […]

A live exorcism will be performed on TV

     All reality TV producers have to prepare for worst-case scenarios when they air a live event. Jodi Tovay’s worries are a bit more unusual, because she is sending paranormal investigators into a house they believe is infested with demonic spirits. “The worst-case scenario is that one of these entities will attach to someone,” Tovay […]

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