U.S. failed to stop release of oil tanker, says Iran envoy in London

LONDON, Aug 15 () – The Iranian ambassador in London accused the United States of desperately trying to stop the authorities in Gibraltar from releasing the Grace 1 Iranian oil tanker, saying the American effort had been defeated. “America desperately tried to block the release of the tanker at the last minute, but faced a miserable defeat,” the ambassador, Hamid Baeidinejad, said in a tweet in Farsi. “All preparations are done for the tanker to sail into open waters, and the vessel will soon leave Gibraltar.” (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison)Our Standards:The Thomson Trust Principles.