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US Issues Warrant To Seize Iranian Oil Tanker "Grace 1"

The US Justice Department has issued a warrant to seize a detained Iranian oil tanker; a day after a judge in Gibraltar ordered it to be released.

The Grace 1 Supertanker, which is carrying 2.1M Barrels of oil, was detained on 4 July on suspicion of illegally transporting oil to Syria.

A last-minute legal attempt by the US to keep the tanker detained was rejected by Gibraltar on Thursday.

Iran previously called the detention of Grace 1 an "illegal interception".

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