7/14, 1:24 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Zarif: Iran to continue oil exports 'under any conditions'

Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Javad Zarif (pictured) stated that Tehran will continue its oil exporting efforts under any conditions. During his phone conversation with the United Kingdom's secretary of state for foreign and Commonwealth affairs Jeremy Hunt, Zarif said that the UK must immediately release the tanker currently held in British custody.

Zarif added that the European Union cannot seize the contested oil tanker as it has "constantly opposed" secondary sanctions imposed by the United States.

Earlier, Hunt tweeted that the UK would facilitate the release of the Iranian tanker if the ministry received guarantees that the detained vessel would not be going to Syria.

Breaking the News / MA