US announces warrant to seize Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker
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  • 07:00 17 August 2019

US announces warrant to seize Iranian Grace 1 oil tanker

Iran's oil tanker Grace 1, released on Thursday from Gibraltar after being held there for over a month will reportedly head to the Mediterranean Sea under a new name, Adrian Darya, APA rpeorts quoting sputniknews.

The vessel was released on Thursday after Gibraltar received assurances from Iran that the tanker was not going to deliver its cargo to Syria. Its captain and three crew members were also set free.

The United States sought in a last-ditch attempt to seize Grace 1 mere hours before Gibraltar was poised to set it free, with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif slamming the move as piracy.

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