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Nicosia-Iran’s story for the release of the seized Cyprus captain

Cyprus authorities have been in close contact with Iran to ensure a successful seizure of the Greek-flagged tanker Prudent Warrior, which has 23 people on board, including the captain of Cyprus.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a ship with Delta Poseidon in the Persian Gulf on May 27 in retaliation for Greece’s “stealing” of Iran’s oil.

Since then, cautious warriors have been transferred to the harbor of Bandar Abbas.

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kaslides spoke with the captain’s wife and informed her: Cyprus Ambassador In Iran, I visited the ship on Tuesday and met the citizens of Cyprus.

“The minister wanted to convey sympathy and support and explain to her all the actions to successfully end the case,” Demetris Demetriou, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told Cyprus News Agency.

He said the captain of Cyprus was as healthy as everyone else on board, and the ambassador informed him of the actions taken to provide consular support.

Demetriou said contact with Iranian authorities was ongoing and Cyprus was trying to deal with the problem in order to achieve the desired results.

A Greek court overturned a ruling authorizing the confiscation of crude oil from Iranian tankers that caused the seizure of two Greek tankers in the Gulf.

On Thursday, the Court of Appeals in the port city of Haru Kiss overturned the lower court’s decision to allow the removal of Lana’s cargo.

Greek authorities temporarily seized tankers in mid-April.

Iran violently protested the action and ordered the armed takeover of two Greek-flagged tankers in the Persian Gulf last month.

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs has branded this action “equal to piracy.”

“The actions taken (against Greek tankers) were completely unjustified and not provoked.”

Greek officials said last month that Iranian tanker cargo was being transferred to another vessel at the request of the United States.

Greek media reported that Lana was believed to carry more than 100,000 tons. Iran crude oil Violated US and European Union sanctions on Iran.

Greek authorities seized Lana when moored off the coast of Karystos on April 15.

At that time, it was raising the Russian flag, recently changing its name from Pegas to Lana, carrying 19 Russian crew members.

The Greek Coast Guard said the tanker was confiscated on suspicion of violating EU sanctions imposed on Russia in the war in Ukraine.

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