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Seized Iranian oil tanker released by Indonesia

Christian Fernsby |
Iranian oil tanker, Horse, which had been seized in late January in Indonesia has been released by the country.

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Topics: IRAN    INDONESIA   

After 125 days in seizure, the ship was released on Friday. The tanker which belongs to National Iranian Tanker Company successfully passed legal procedures with the support of Iranian officials and consular assistance by the Iranian foreign ministry.

The tanker resumed its mission and will return home once its mission is complete.

In relevant remarks on January 25, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said his country was pursuing the case of an oil tanker that had been seized by Indonesia.

Zanganeh said that Tehran was seriously pursuing the case of its tanker which has been stopped by the Indonesian coast guard since January 24.

On January 24, Jakarta announced that the country’s coast guard had seized an Iran-flagged oil tanker in Indonesian territorial waters.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh had said earlier that Tehran was waiting for further details by Jakarta on the seized tanker.

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