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Iran has seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker, the Advantage Sweet, in retaliation for crippling American sanctions against the Islamic republic. The 55th branch of the Tehran Court of Justice ruled in favor of confiscating the oil, valued at around $50 million. The funds from the sale of the oil will be used to compensate patients suffering from epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin disease. The court ruled that U.S. sanctions have prevented a Swedish company from selling medicine to Iran that is used to treat the disease and caused Iranian patients severe emotional and physical damage. The Swedish government provided financial support to the United Nations Children's Fund to procure and deliver specialized bandages to Iran.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Capture Oil Tanker Amid Sanctions Dispute

Iran has seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker, the Advantage Sweet, in retaliation for crippling American sanctions against the Islamic republic. The 55th branch of the Tehran Court of Justice ruled in favor of confiscating the oil, valued at around $50 million. The funds from the sale of the oil will be used to compensate patients suffering from epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin disease. The court ruled that U.S. sanctions have prevented a Swedish company from selling medicine to Iran that is used to treat the disease and caused Iranian patients severe emotional and physical damage. The Swedish government provided financial support to the United Nations Children’s Fund to procure and deliver specialized bandages to Iran.

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