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Piracy on the coast of Gibraltar ...

The detention of an Iranian oil tanker is a test case for Western hypocrisy about the global order | SCMP |
HM Government of Gibraltar announces the extension of the detained Grace 1 | News GI - July 19, 2019 |

    Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar can confirm that, at a private meeting of the Supreme Court on an application by the Attorney General, the Court has extended the period of detention of the vessel, Grace 1, for a further 30 days and has set a new hearing for 15 August 2019.

The Iranian super tanker Grace 1 carried two million barrels of crude oil when entered by British Marines.

How Trump's arch-hawk lured Britain into a dangerous trap to punish Iran | The Guardian Opinion |  

Iran official calls tanker seizure 'reciprocal'; FM: Vessel broke maritime rules | Times of Israel |

As expected, the tit-for-tat ...

Jeremy Hunt set to freeze Iran assets after it taunts UK over seized tanker | The Telegraph / Reuters |

Ministers are drawing up plans to target the Iranian regime with sanctions after its forces seized a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf.

Jeremy Hunt is expected to use a Commons statement on Sunday to announce a package of diplomatic and economic measures, including possible asset freezes, in response to the capture of the Stena Impero.

The UK could also push for European Union and United Nations sanctions to be reimposed on the regime after they were lifted in 2016 as part of a deal on Iran's nuclear programme, which saw  billions of dollars of assets unfrozen and allowed the country's oil to be sold internationally.

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