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Iran Seizes Third Foreign Ship in Less Than Month

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Oil Tanker

(Worthy News) - Iran seized a foreign oil tanker and its seven crew members in the Persian Gulf last week, state media reported Sunday, the third time the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has detained a ship in less than a month.

The Guards said in a statement that they seized the ship Wednesday night near Farsi Island, north of the Strait of Hormuz. The official news agency IRNA quoted the Guards as saying that the ship was carrying 700,000 liters of smuggled Iranian fuel that had been transferred to it from other ships and were being transported "to Persian Gulf Arab states."

The reports on the seizure did not say why Iranian fuel would be transferred to other energy-producing Persian Gulf Arab states. But Tehran has been concerned about the smuggling of its top commodity in the wake of United States economic sanctions aimed at cutting its world oil trade. [ Source: VOA News (Read More...) ]

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