The British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran could be released after the imminent completion of legal proceedings against the tanker.
“I hope the procedures will be completed soon and this tanker will be released,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told the television station.
The Iranian tanker detained by British forces was later released and Iran has since freed seven of the 23 crew members of the Swedish-owned British-flagged Stena Impero tanker - one Russian, one Latvian and five Indian nationals.
A Russian embassy official in Tehran has said that the remaining 16 crew members will remain on the ship “until the fate of the tanker itself is decided”.
Mousavi said that the released Iranian tanker has delivered its oil after docking somewhere in the Mediterranean region.