U.S. Issues Warrant to Seize Iran Oil Tanker

Headline Roundup August 17th, 2019

The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker detained in Gibraltar on Friday, a day after a British judge ordered its release. The Grace 1 oil tanker had more than two million barrels of oil aboard that are subject to forfeiture based on a complaint by the U.S. government.

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U.S. Issues Warrant to Seize Iran Oil Tanker

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A U.S. court has issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker at the center of a fierce international dispute, the Justice Department said late Friday.
The oil tanker, Grace 1, with more than 2 million barrels of oil aboard and $995,000 are subject to forfeiture based on a complaint by the U.S. Government.

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The global standoff between the United States and Iran over shipping escalated Saturday after the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker detained in Gibraltar, just hours after the ship was ordered released.
The Grace 1 supertanker was intercepted in waters off Gibraltar by the British navy last month on suspicion that it was delivering oil to Syria in violation of E.U. sanctions. The move triggered the capture by Iran two weeks later of a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf in...

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The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker detained in Gibraltar, a day after a judge in the British overseas territory ordered its release.
The U.S. move late Friday deepens a weeks-long diplomatic dispute between Tehran and Washington. It also comes amid a standoff between the two countries after President Donald Trump withdrew from an international nuclear accord with Tehran and reimposed sanctions. Tensions in the Persian Gulf have been on the rise since.

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