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Why the World Is Watching the Fate of an Iranian Tanker in the Mediterranean

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Why the World Is Watching the Fate of an Iranian Tanker in the Mediterranean
Greece, unlike the U.S., has taken the position that Iran has "the right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes alone.".. At 11:30 p.m. on August 18, the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 left the shores of Gibraltar at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. This ship had been detained 46 days ago by British Royal Marines and Gibraltar’s officials. The British claimed that the ship—then named Grace 1—was taking its cargo of 2.1 million barrels of oil to Syria. There are European Union sanctions against trade with the Syrian government. It is based on these sanctions that the British...
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