U.S. moves to seize Iranian oil tanker detained in Gibraltar

The U.S. government has moved to take control of an Iranian oil tanker impounded in Gibraltar last month, the government of the British overseas territory said on Thursday.

“U.S. Department of Justice has applied to seize the Grace 1 on a number of allegations which are now being considered,” Gibraltar officials said in a statement to NBC News. They said the matter will return to Gibraltar’s Supreme Court later in the day.

They said the case will return later in the day to Gibraltar’s Supreme Court, which was already due to rule on the matter on Thursday.

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