U.S. Tries to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker Held in Gibraltar - USA DAILY NEWS

U.S. Tries to Seize Iranian Oil Tanker Held in Gibraltar

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The U.S. has made an application in Gibraltar’s Supreme Court to seize an Iranian tanker that the British overseas territory impounded in July, a move that complicates efforts to resolve a brewing crisis between the U.K. and Iran.

Gibraltar seized the Iranian tanker in early July with the assistance of British Royal Marines. The U.K. said the tanker was carrying two million barrels of oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions. Iran denied the oil was headed to Syria, but British authorities said they would release…

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