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Spain was told of ‘well-founded suspicions’ that led to Grace 1 detention

Johnny Bugeja

Spain had prior knowledge of the operation to board and detain the Iranian tanker Grace 1 last July, but chose not to interfere after being briefed by the UK on the “well-founded suspicions” that the vessel was shipping oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Details of the Spanish Government’s position on the Grace...

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