US requests detention of Iran tanker in Gibraltar

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The US Department of Justice has put in a request to detain supertanker Grace 1, which will be considered by Gibraltar’s attorney general.

The vessel, carrying Iranian oil, has been held off Gibraltar since 4 July.

It was set to be released within hours, after the attorney general indicated he would make no further order for its detention.

But, following a late US application, the matter has been adjourned until 16:00 BST.

Source: The Guardian

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