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August 15, 2019The Gibraltar Supreme Court has quashed the Iranian oil tanker, stopped in the Straits last July 4 on charges of transporting oil for Syria. Local media reported it.

In the past few hours the United States had appealed to Gibraltar not to release the ship.

The Grace 1 tanker, blocked in Gibraltar in Spanish territorial waters, was suspected of bringing Iranian oil to the Banyas refinery in Syria, in violation of European sanctions against Syria and Americans for Iran.

On June 13, the United States had accused Iran of attacking two oil tankers, one Norwegian and one Japanese, in the Gulf of Oman.