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Iranian Tanker to Retrieve Oil Cargo Confiscated by US This Week
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Iranian Tanker to Retrieve Oil Cargo Confiscated by US This Week

ATHENS (Reuters) - An Iranian-flagged tanker anchored off Piraeus port is expected this week to retrieve part of its cargo which was confiscated by the United States and sail back to Iran, following a Greek top court ruling, government sources said on Wednesday.The case has strained relations between Athens and Tehran amid growing tensions between Iran and the United States.The removal of oil from the Lana, formerly Pegas, prompted Iranian forces to seize two Greek tankers in the Middle East Gulf which have not yet been released."The (Greek) Supreme Court's ruling... is in Iran's favour," a Greek government official said, asking not to be named due to the sensitivity of the issue. The official said the ruling, which has not been made public, had come to the government's knowledge on Tue...