US moves to block release of Iranian vessel in Gibraltar

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Court decision on fate of Grace 1, which was seized by UK Royal Marines, due on Thursday

The US has applied to a court in Gibraltar to seize an Iranian tanker detained for breaching international sanctions on oil shipments, thwarting efforts by authorities in London and the British overseas territory to defuse tensions with Tehran.

The Gibraltar government confirmed earlier media reports that the US Department of Justice had sought to extend the detention of the oil tanker Grace 1, prompting the supreme court in the territory to adjourn a scheduled decision on whether to release the ship until later in the day.

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