Swedish proprietor of oil tanker held by Iran: transport has not moved

The leader of the Swedish delivering firm that possesses the British-hailed oil tanker held by Iran since July says Stena Impero is still in Iranian waters.

Erik Hanell, CEO of Stena Bulk, told The AP Tuesday that “we know nothing concerning why she is still there.”

On Monday, an Iranian government representative said legitimate procedures had finished up and the vessel, which has been kept in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas since July 19, was allowed to move.

Iran held onto the tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the tight mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20% of the world’s oil passes.

The seizure came after experts in Gibraltar held onto an Iranian tanker conveying $130 million in raw petroleum on doubt of it breaking European Union authorizes on Syria.

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