Ship­per held in Iran re­turns

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A Greek busi­ness­man who had sought refuge in the Greek Em­bassy in Tehran af­ter claim­ing to have re­ceived death threats from of­fi­cials in Iran, has re­turned to Greece. Dim­itris Cam­bis had been ar­rested, ac­cord­ing to Ira­nian state me­dia, on charges he al­legedly il­le­gally sold three Ira­nian oil tankers val­ued at a to­tal of $100 mil­lion back in 2013. He was also ac­cused by US au­thor­i­ties of vi­o­lat­ing the trade em­bargo against Iran. Tehran’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary court, how­ever, ac­quit­ted the 53year-old shipowner but de­prived him of his pass­port and for­bade him from leav­ing the coun­try. Cam­bis took refugee in the Greek Em­bassy af­ter claim­ing to have re­ceived threats. In a let­ter, Cam­bis thanked every­one that helped him leave Iran, in­clud­ing Greek Foreign Min­is­ter Nikos Kotzias, Arch­bishop Ierony­mos, the Greek Em­bassy in Tehran and and his Ira­nian friends.

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