Iran promised to release tanker Stena Impero in a few days

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The British ship Stena Impero, detained by the Iranian military in July, will be released in a few days. As the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, September 16, it remains to solve a number of bureaucratic issues.

“The trial in this case has almost reached the final stage,” RIA quoted Mousavi as saying. The remaining issues, he said, will be resolved within a few days, after which the arrest will be lifted from the ship.

On September 5, it was reported that seven sailors released from the British tanker Stena Impero detained in Iran left the country and flew to Dubai. Two more Russians were to remain in Tehran until the fate of the tanker was decided.

The British tanker Stena Impero was detained by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC, Iranian Armed Forces) on July 19 in the Strait of Hormuz. The vessel was accused of violating international rules and escorted to the port of Bandar Abbas for inspections.

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