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Spain plans to lodge a formal complaint about British Seizure of Iranian Tanker in its international waters

Gibraltar and Spain have become embroiled in a row about the seizure of Iranian tanker and its ultimate purpose, with Madrid saying the Grace 1 was intercepted because of a request from the US to the UK.
Spain said on Friday it planned to lodge a formal complaint about the action, because it considers the sea around Gibraltar to be part of its international waters, while the British regard it as theirs.
“We are studying the circumstances and looking at how this affects our sovereignty,” Josep Borell, Spain’s acting foreign minister, said.
In response to the Spanish claims, Gibraltar said: “There has been no political request at any time from any government that the Gibraltar government should act or not act.”