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Iran Tanker Captain Says UK Used "Brute Force" In Detaining Ship: Report

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 7:51 AM

The captain of an-Iranian-tanker seized in Gibraltar, provoking a diplomatic crisis between Tehran and London, has accused Royal Marines of unnecessary "brute force" when detaining the ship, BBC reported. The supertanker was seized on July-4 by Gibraltar police and British special-forces from the UK off the overseas British territory. The ship was suspected of carrying oil to war-torn Syria in violation of EU sanctions.