The Iranian tanker seized by the United Kingdom off of the coast of Gibraltar has been released despite US objections.
The UK had originally seized the Iranian tanker, called Grace 1, after claiming that the ship was headed to Syria, a country under EU sanctions. In response, Iran seized a UK tanker in the Persian Gulf for “shipping violations” while traveling through the Strait of Hormuz. After the UK released the Iranian tanker, the United States issued a warrant for the tanker. According to Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo, the tanker is now headed for Greece, though Iran stated that the "cargo on board will not be made available to any EU-sanctioned entity."