LONDON (Reuters) – British overseas minister Jeremy Hunt instructed his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the discharge of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave ensures it might not go to Syria.

FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Hunt, a management candidate for Britain’s Conservative Celebration, attends a hustings occasion in Maidstone, Britain July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The tanker was seized final week by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions in opposition to Syria.

Iran has demanded Britain launch the ship and denies it was taking oil to Syria…

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