Gibraltar government denies Iranian tanker will leave on Tuesday
British Royal Marines seized the tanker on July 4 off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating EU sanctions by taking oil to Syria, which Tehran denies.
Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency quoted unidentified Gibraltar authorities as saying the tanker would be freed on Tuesday evening.
A senior Gibraltarian government source said that report was not correct. Earlier, Gibraltar said it was seeking to de-escalate the situation.