Gibraltar refuses U.S. request to seize Iranian tanker

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By Marco Trujillo and Jon Nazca

Gibraltar refused on Sunday a U.S. request to seize the Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West, as the stationary vessel raised an Iranian flag ahead of its expected departure from the British territory.

British Royal Marines seized the vessel in Gibraltar in July on suspicion that it was carrying oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran, in violation of European Union sanctions.

That detention was ended last week, but on Friday a federal court in Washington issued a warrant for the...


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Gibraltar refuses U.S. request to seize Iranian tanker


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