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Gibraltar source: Iran tanker likely to be allowed to leave after court decision

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The Iranian tanker Grace 1 will likely be allowed to leave Gibraltar following a court decision which is due on Thursday, a source told Reuters.

A court in Gibraltar will on Thursday decide whether to extend the detention of the ship which was seized on June 4.

UK newspaper the Sun reported early on Thursday that the British territory of Gibraltar will release the oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean in July, citing sources close to Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

Britain had said the vessel was violating European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a charge Iran denies.