Iranian regime seizes tanker in Gulf

Orient Net 2019-08-04 09:09:00

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Iranian regime has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was allegedly smuggling fuel to Arab countries in the region, the Iranian regime-affiliated Press TV news network reported on Sunday (August 4).

"The IRGC's naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf," TV quoted IRGC commander Ramezan Zirahi as saying.

"It carried 700,000 litres of fuel. Seven sailors onboard of the tanker, who are from different nationalities, were detained," he added.

Tensions have risen between Iran and the West since last year when the United States pulled out of an international agreement which curbed the Iranian regime's nuclear programme in return for an easing of economic sanctions on Iran.