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UPDATE 2-Iran forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf

UPDATE 2-Iran forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in GulfLONDON/DUBAI, July 19 (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route. Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia, suddenly changed course after passing through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf. The Revolutionary Guards said they seized the tanker at the request of Iranian maritime authorities for “not following international maritime regulations,” state television reported.



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RPT-WRAPUP 2-Iran makes new nuclear threats that would reverse steps in pact

RPT-WRAPUP 2-Iran makes new nuclear threats that would reverse steps in pactGENEVA/DUBAI, July 8 (Reuters) – Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up its enrichment of uranium to 20 percent purity as its next potential big moves away from a 2015 nuclear agreement that Washington abandoned last year. The threats, made by the spokesman for Tehran’s nuclear agency, would go far beyond the small steps Iran has taken in the past week to nudge its stocks of fissile material just beyond limits in the nuclear pact.



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UPDATE 2-Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy – Tweet

UPDATE 2-Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy - TweetIran said on Tuesday that U.S. sanctions imposed on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top officials in the country permanently closed the path to diplomacy between Tehran and Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing the sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic and unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an American drone last week. Washington said it would also impose sanctions on Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif later this week.



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