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Concern grows over UAE-based oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz


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The vessel was seized with the help of British Royal Marines earlier this month off Gibraltar.Khamenei called the seizure of the ship “piracy” in a televised speech Tuesday.“God willing, the Islamic Republic and its committed forces will not leave this evil without a response,” he said.British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Saturday that Britain will facilitate the release the ship if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel will not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria.Meanwhile, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested for the first time that the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program could be up for negotiations with the U.S., a possible opening for talks as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.Zarif offered an initially high price for such negotiations — the halt of American arms sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two key U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf.But the fact that he mentioned it at all potentially represents a change in policy.

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