The Iranian flag flies on board the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1

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The Iranian flag flies on board the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1

Oil on an Iranian tanker detained in Gibraltar has been transferred to Syria, in breach of EU sanctions, the international secretary has mentioned.

The ship, seized in July with the assistance of UK Royal Marines, was launched after Iran gave written assurances that it was not sure for Syria.

International Secretary Dominic Raab mentioned it was clear the tanker had transferred its cargo in Syria.

Mr Raab has summoned the Iranian ambassador to the International Workplace.

The Adrian Darya One – beforehand referred to as Grace One – had initially listed its vacation spot as Turkey, when it was launched after being detained in Gibraltar for six weeks.

Satellite tv for pc photos appeared to indicate the vessel off the Syrian coast on Friday.

In a press release, the international workplace mentioned Iran’s actions represented an “unacceptable violation of worldwide norms” and that the UK would increase the difficulty on the UN Common Meeting later this month.

However an Iranian international ministry spokesman would solely say the ship had delivered its cargo after docking “on the Mediterranean coast”.

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Media captionGrace 1: Contained in the seized supertanker

The US vowed on Sunday to impose sanctions on any purchaser of the two.1 million barrels of Iranian crude oil on board.

The international secretary additionally accused Iran of illegally supplying weapons to Houthi insurgents in Yemen, supporting what he referred to as “Hezbollah terrorists” and hijacking business ships passing by means of the Gulf.

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“We wish Iran to return in from the chilly however the one approach to do this is to maintain its phrase and adjust to the rules-based worldwide system,” he added.