Iran said on Sunday that it seized a foreign oil tanker allegedly smuggling fuel into Arab countries. According to the ISNA news agency, the tanker was caught Wednesday night by Second Marine’s revolutionary guards. Government media said that Iran’s press television was carrying ‘seven crew and 700,000 liters of fuel, or about 4,500 barrels. If complete, this amount will make the tanker relatively small.
Did not reveal the nationality of the ship and crew. He said that the commander of a naval unit, Ramadan Jiri, seized the banned fuel and handed it over to Bushehr and the fuel was delivered to the national oil company distributing Bushehr in coordination with the judicial authority. Waziri said that they are guarding two temporary maritime units of national interest and I will not hesitate for a moment.
Last month, after Iranian President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from the nuclear deal in Iran, Iran seized two vectors – the Panama flag and a UK flag in the conflict between the West and the Islamic Republic. Iran had released nine employees of 12 Indian employees in a Panama tanker. Iran was granted consular access to 18 Indian crew members of the oil tanker that seized the British flag.