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The US is expected to begin unloading oil from a seized Iranian vessel, currently anchored off the coast of Texas, threatening to escalate a shadow tanker war with Tehran. The US Department of Justice seized the Suez Rajan under a court order with cooperation from at least one company involved with the vessel. The case of the Suez Rajan is one of several recent maritime incidents involving the US and Iran and threatens to increase tensions between the countries as Washington and its European allies have renewed discussions on how to engage Iran in its nuclear activity.

US expected to begin unloading oil from seized Iranian tanker

The US is expected to begin unloading oil from a seized Iranian vessel, currently anchored off the coast of Texas, threatening to escalate a shadow tanker war with Tehran. The US Department of Justice seized the Suez Rajan under a court order with cooperation from at least one company involved with the vessel. The case of the Suez Rajan is one of several recent maritime incidents involving the US and Iran and threatens to increase tensions between the countries as Washington and its European allies have renewed discussions on how to engage Iran in its nuclear activity.

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