Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar despite U.S. pressure

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Oil tanker at the heart of diplomatic tensions assailed away from the british territory of gibraltar and here's joanna kakissis reports from istanbul that the u._s. failed to seize the ship for itself. Britain's royal marines impounded the oil tanker near gibraltar on july fourth. They said it's cargo more than two. You million barrels of iranian crude oil was bound for syria in violation of european union sanctions in retaliation. Iran sees the british flag tanker in in the strait of hormuz. Gibraltar released the ship on thursday but then a u._s. Federal court issued a warrant for it saying the vessel had ties to iran's revolutionary guard gibraltar authorities say e u law prevents them from detaining the ship to comply with the u._s. Warrant iranian state media report that tehran may send navy ships test scores the tanker joanna

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