Pompeo regrets the release of the Iranian tanker
The United States regretted the decision of the Gibraltar authorities to release the previously detained Iranian tanker Grace 1, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“What happened is regrettable,” he told Fox News.
According to Pompeo, thanks to the funds that Tehran could potentially gain from selling oil transported by a tanker, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) “will have more money, more prosperity, more resources to continue its terror campaign.”
Earlier, the Iranian tanker Grace 1, which in early July was detained by the British military on suspicion of delivering oil to Syria, left Gibraltar.