July 13, 2019 8:38 pm

Iran will continue exporting oil under any conditions: Iranian foreign minister

WATCH ABOVE: Iran says it'll continue exporting oil under no matter what

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Iran will continue its oil exports under any conditions, Iran‘s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt in a telephone call on Saturday, according to a statement on the Iranian foreign ministry website.

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Zarif also said Britain should quickly release the Grace 1 oil tanker, which was seized last week by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria.

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Hunt told Zarif that Britain would facilitate the release of the tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria, Hunt wrote on Twitter.

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