Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 crew, state media says – CNN


Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN)Iran has seized an oil tanker it claimed was carrying 1 million barrels of “smuggled fuel,” state news agency Press TV said on Thursday.

The semi-official Fars news agency said Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces ambushed the tanker, carrying 12 people on board, on Sunday.

The IRGC have denied seizing any other tankers, Fars said.

It is unclear whether the tanker seized Sunday was the same vessel as one that Iranclaimed to have assisted earlier this week.

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