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Iran summons British envoy for 'illegal seizure' of an Iranian oil tanker

Jul 05, 2019, 10.25 AM (IST)

Iran summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the "illegal seizure" of an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday. British Royal Marines seized an oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday accused of bringing oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that could escalate confrontation between the West and Iran.