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An Iranian tanker intercepted by the British Royal Marines last month has left Gibraltar after a court there rejected a U.S. request to seize the vessel for violating international sanctions.

Iranian oil tanker departs Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejects US demand to seize the vessel

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The vessel left Gibraltar late on Sunday after having been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria.

6 weeks after it was seized by by British marines and Gibraltar port officials, raising international tensions, an Iranian oil tanker was freed on Sunday

An Iranian tanker that had been held by Gibraltar since July left the port last night, hours after the British territory rejected a request by the US to detain it further.

The worst-case scenarios in a leaked British government report titled #Yellowhammer ” on Brexit are outdated, and there are plans to mitigate them, says Gibraltar’s chief minister Fabian Picardo.

The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further.

The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further

The Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West has left the British territory of Gibraltar

The Iranian tanker that had been detained for a month has left Gibraltar. The ship had been held by officials in the British-controlled territory. #iran  #us  #sanctions  #gibraltar  #tanker  #gps  #oil  #syria  #iraniani #EUan

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IMPORTANT: Gibraltar updated its sanctions laws 36 hours before British Marines impounded an Iranian tanker when it stopped for supplies in the territory, lawyers have said.

Here is the chronology: The UK seized an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar two weeks ago. Some of the crew were arrested. The seizure was just extended for another month. Iran called that “piracy” and had been threatening to retaliate. And they seized a British tanker today.

LATEST: British special forces seized a supertanker off Gibraltar suspected of carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of European and U.S. sanctions. Here's a thermal image of Royal Marines boarding the ship⬇️

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BREAKING: Iran threatens to seize a British oil tanker in retaliation over the UK seizing oil tanker near Gibraltar

Reuters reports that Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the "illegal seizure" of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar according to Iranian state TV quoting Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi

Powerful winds forced a British Airways flight to be diverted on Monday over the British territory of Gibraltar

Powerful winds forced a British Airways flight to be diverted on Monday over the British territory of Gibraltar

Watch as this British Airways aircraft was caught on camera flying erratically over Gibraltar. Watch more videos like this here:

EU Council draft of offer of visa free travel to British citizens after Brexit (if reciprocated to all EU27 citizens) - they have added (ie Spain has insisted) a footnote “Gibraltar is a colony of the British crown” and controversy over sovereignty, solution yet to be reached

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@Theresa_May : "I’m proud that Gibraltar is British and I will always stand by Gibraltar".

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