Bri­tish oil tanker could be re­leased soon: Iran

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Dubai: The Bri­tish-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran could be re­leased af­ter the im­mi­nent com­ple­tion of le­gal pro­ceed­ings against the tanker, Ira­nian state tele­vi­sion re­ported on Sun­day.

Iran seized the Bri­tish tanker near the Strait of Hor­muz for al­leged marine vi­o­la­tions two weeks af­ter Bri­tish forces de­tained an Ira­nian tanker near Gi­bral­tar, ac­cus­ing it of ship­ping oil to Syria in vi­o­la­tion of Euro­pean Union sanc­tions.

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