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Spokesman’s Comments on Release of Iranian Tanker, Injured Sailor

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman has provided a description of the return of an oil tanker belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran from Saudi Arabia’s port of Jeddah to Iranian ports

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbad Mousavi has provided a description of the return of an oil tanker belonging to the Islamic Republic of Iran from Saudi Arabia’s port of Jeddah to Iranian ports, and of the transfer of an injured Iranian national on board the Saviz ship from a hospital in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan to Oman and later to Iran.

“The Happiness oil tanker that had berthed at Saudi Arabia’s port of Jeddah on May 2 due to a technical failure, finally left Jeddah port for our country’s ports on July 20 after the technical failure was fixed, and following various consultations and the Foreign Ministry’s move to pursue the matter constantly in contact with the relevant parties,” he added.
“Moreover, one of the people aboard the trade vessel Saviz that was on its route in the Red Sea had been injured because of an accident inside the ship on June 3 and was taken to the hospital in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan for treatment. Ultimately, after efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Iranian injured in Saviz ship has been transferred from the hospital of Saudi Arabia’s Jizan to Oman on July 20 and then returned to our country,” Mousavi added.

Citing the severance of diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Mousavi added, “Those two subjects were pursued through various diplomatic channels, and we thank and praise Switzerland and Oman, as well as the relevant parties inside Saudi Arabia, for providing the necessary services and facilities in relation to these two issues.”

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