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The Latest: US unveils seizure warrant for Iranian tanker


August 16, 2019

MADRID (AP) — The latest on Iranian supertanker at center of Persian Gulf tensions (all times local):

12:35 a.m.

The U.S. government says it has a warrant to seize an oil tanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff because of violations of U.S. sanctions, money laundering and terrorism statutes.

The U.S. attorney's office in Washington says a seizure warrant and forfeiture complaint were unsealed Friday.

The U.S. is seeking to take control of the oil tanker Grace 1, along with all of the petroleum aboard and $995,000. The ship is now in Gibraltar.

The U.S. alleges a scheme to unlawfully...

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