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- Gibraltar has released an Iranian oil tanker named Grace 1.The oil tanker was stopped by the UK navy after the government of Gibraltar suggested it was heading for Syria.
- Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.It occupies a commanding position at the western gateway to the Mediterranean Sea.
- Gibraltarians are British citizens.Gibraltar is self-governing in all areas except defence and foreign policy.It is also home to a British military garrison and naval base.
- However,Spain continues to claim sovereignty over Gibraltar which has been ruled by Britain since 1713 under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht.
- The European Union(EU) has pressured Spain and Britain to resolve the issue of Gibraltar’s status.However,both sides determination to retain full control of Gibraltar’s have led to a deadlock.