Iran warns US against detaining Iranian oil tanker in international waters
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  • 10:40 19 August 2019

Iran warns US against detaining Iranian oil tanker in international waters

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, 19 August, that Tehran warned the United States against seizing the Iranian supertanker carrying oil in open seas, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Iran confirmed on Sunday that the Grace 1 oil tanker had set course for international waters following its release. On Saturday, the US Department of Justice sought to seize the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 issuing a corresponding warrant days after Gibraltar's authorities ordered the vessel to be released.

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