Saturday, August 17, 2019

U.S. issues warrant to seize Iran oil tanker 'Grace 1' after Gibraltar judge orders its release

Iran is overdue an ass kicking by the US.  I'm just saying.    

USA Today reports 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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