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Iran: Tanker stopped in Gibraltar wasn't going to Syria

The Iranian tanker that was stopped by British marines in Gibraltar was not bound for Syria, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi said on Sunday.

The official added that the port the United Kingdom claims the vessel was headed to isn't capable of accommodating such a large tanker with two million barrels of oil.

Iran has continuously protested over the holding of the tanker while British authorities claimed it violated sanctions.

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