A seized Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar is to be released, a court has ruled, despite a last-minute plea by the US authorities. Grace 1, carrying Iranian oil, was stopped by Royal Marines on 4 July, triggering a standoff with Tehran.

A seized Iranian tanker held in Gibraltar is to be launched, a courtroom has dominated, regardless of a last-minute plea by the US authorities. Grace 1, carrying Iranian oil, was stopped by Royal Marines on four July, triggering a standoff with Tehran.

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49362182) reduced by 76%. (I’m a bot)
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    > A couple of weeks after the Iranian tanker was stopped, Iran seized a British-flagged tanker, the Stena Impero, in the Gulf and, despite official denials, there has been speculation of a swap if the Grace 1 is freed.

    > Relations between the US and Iran have deteriorated sharply since US President Donald Trump took office in 2017, with the two countries coming close to armed conflict in June.How was the Iranian tanker seized?

    > The initial seizure of the tanker sparked a diplomatic crisis between the UK and Iran which escalated when the Stena Impero was seized on 19 July.

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