Greek court overturns decision to seize Iranian oil shipment

Decision that allowed Greece to seize an Iranian oil cargo has been overturned by a Greek court. It may help promote the release of two tankers withheld by Iran as retaliation.

Russian-owned vessel Pegas, now renamed Lana. | Photo: Staff/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A Greek court overturned a decision that allowed the country to seize a cargo of Iranian oil, a step that may ultimately help to secure the release two tankers that the Persian Gulf state took in retaliation.

The Iran-flagged vessel had been detained off Greek shores and had its cargo confiscated in late May.

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