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Zarif accuses US of economic terrorism, piracy

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the United States for pursuing a policy of "economic terrorism" and "piracy."

"Having failed to accomplish its objectives through its Economic Terrorism - including depriving cancer patients of medicine - the US attempted to abuse the legal system to steal our property on the high seas. This piracy attempt is indicative of Trump admin's contempt for the law," Zarif tweeted on Thursday shortly following the release of the Iranian tanker that was detained in Gibraltar.

Washington made a last-minute effort to stop the release of the tanker, whose seizure in Gibraltar in early July triggered a standoff with Tehran.

Breaking the News / JC