Iranian state TV released footage purportedly from the deck of the seized British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, as it flew the Iranian flag while docked in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas on Sunday.

Iran announced it had seized the Stena Impero after accusing it of contravening international maritime regulations, on Friday, according to reports citing Iranian state TV.

UK marines helped seize a tanker near Gibraltar on July 4, which was suspected of being on its way to sell oil to Syria from Iran in alleged breach of international sanctions, to which Tehran announced it would respond in kind.

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