August 21, 2019 / 7:38 AM / a month ago

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Iranian news agency says Adrian Darya tanker leased to shipping firm

(ILNA correct report to say tanker leased to an Iranian shipping company, not Revolutionary Guards)

DUBAI, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, which was released after being detained in Gibraltar, is currently leased to an Iranian shipping company.

The United States has issued a warrant to seize the tanker on the grounds that it had links to the Revolutionary Guards C (IRGC), which it designates as a terrorist organisation.

“The Grace 1 vessel, renamed Adrian Darya after the seizure, is a Korean-made oil tanker owned by Russia which is currently leased to one Iran’s shipping lines,” ILNA said in a correction, after saying earlier the tanker was leased to the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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