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IRAN RELEASES VIDEO OF TANKER BOARDING

21 july 2019 Iran’s military has released footage showing its elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Special Forces impounding the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. A second tanker, Mesdar, was also boarded briefly. Iran says the vessel was failing to respect international maritime laws in the Persian Gulf, with …

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ILLICIT TRADE COMPROMISING ALL 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

21 july 2019 The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have demonstrated how progress on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is inhibited by illicit trade in some of the world’s most important economic sectors.  “From smuggling, counterfeiting and …

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