The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 that was taken over by Royal Marines in July on suspicion that it was bound for Syria is now located off the Syrian coast.

The Adrian Darya-1 – formerly known as Grace 1 – was released by Gibraltar authorities on August 15, after Tehran offered assurances that the ship will not make its way to Syria because the Assad regime is under an EU oil embargo.

After the Iranian vessel left Gibraltar, US authorities issued a warrant seeking to blacklist the vessel and blacklist any country that offered it aid. Last week, US media sources suggested that the captain of the vessel was offered millions of dollars to lead the ship in a location where US authorities could seize it.


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