Gibraltar had “positive” meeting with Iran over seized Grace 1 tanker

A British Royal Navy patrol vessel guards the oil supertanker Grace 1, that's on suspicion of carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria, as it sits anchored in waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, July 4, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 18 July 2019

Gibraltar had “positive” meeting with Iran over seized Grace 1 tanker

  • The tanker was seized earlier this month by British Royal Marines

LONDON: Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo had a “constructive and positive” meeting with Iranian officials in London about the detained oil tanker Grace 1, Gibraltar said.
“The Chief Minister met yesterday in London with Iranian officials to discuss matters related to the detention of Grace 1 and to seek to de-escalate all aspects of the issues arising,” a spokesman said. “The meeting was constructive and positive.”
The tanker was seized earlier this month by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria.


Sweden arrests 2 more suspects in Denmark tax office blast

Updated 47 min 58 sec ago

Sweden arrests 2 more suspects in Denmark tax office blast

  • One of the suspects is being sought on an international arrest warrant
  • Authorities said they are confident they will catch the perpetrators

COPENHAGEN: Police in Denmark say their Swedish colleagues have arrested two more people in connection with an early morning explosion that damaged the headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency, slightly injuring a bystander.
The Copenhagen police say the arrest of the two men, aged 22 and 27, bring to three the number of people in custody. A fourth suspect is being sought on an international arrest warrant.
Investigator Brian Belling said in a statement Thursday that police are continuing their investigation, adding, “we are confident that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.”
Police did not immediately link the Aug. 6 tax agency blast to another one, four days later, at a nearby police station, though they said industrial explosives were used in both. No one was injured in the police station explosion.