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US sells seized Iranian fuel, seeks forfeiture of missiles

The United States has sold and delivered the 1.1 million barrels of Iranian oil seized from four Venezuela-bound vessels in August.

The US Department of Justice unveiled Thursday the filing of a civil forfeiture action for seized shipments of Iranian missiles and announced the sale of fuel confiscated from Venezuela-bound Iranian oil tankers during the summer. 

“With these seizure actions, we are expanding our toolbox to combat Iran’s bad behavior,” said John Demers, the assistant attorney general for the National Security Division.

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