July 13, 2019 / 3:53 PM / 5 days ago

UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees-Hunt

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) - Britain’s foreign minister said he had told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if there were guarantees it would not go to Syria.

Jeremy Hunt said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had told him that Iran wanted to resolve the issue and was not seeking to escalate tensions.

Reporting by Michael Holden Editing by Edmund Blair

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