PBS NewsHour

News Wrap: Gibraltar releases seized Iranian tanker

Clip: 08/15/2019 | 6m 20s Video has closed captioning.

In our news wrap Thursday, Gibraltar has released the Iranian tanker it seized in July under suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, a violation of international sanctions. Authorities allowed the tanker to leave despite a last-minute effort by the U.S. to claim possession--a move Iran called a “piracy attempt.” Also, the gunman in an hours-long standoff with Philadelphia police is now in custody.

Aired: 08/15/19

Rating: NR

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