Shipper held in Iran returns to Greece


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 53-year-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.