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Britain's seizure of Iranian oil tanker was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain - Iran president

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Britain's seizure of Iranian oil tanker was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain - Iran president
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with tribal leaders in Kerbala, Iraq, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen/File Photo   -   Copyright  Abdullah Dhiaa Al-deen(Reuters)
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GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar was illegal and will be detrimental for Britain, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, according to the official presidency website.

British forces captured an Iranian oil tanker in early July near Gibraltar, accused of violating sanctions on Syria. On July 19, Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important waterway for oil shipments.

(Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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