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Russian Tanker Detained

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Russian Tanker Detained

Russian Tanker Detained

Russian Tanker Detained

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that an international task force, led by the US Navy, has boarded and detained a privately owned Russian tanker, suspected of breaking the oil embargo against Iraq. US officials say they have strong evidence that the tanker was smuggling oil out of Iraq, in violation of sanctions imposed by the United Nations.