Iranian Oil in Sea Of Oman

Iran said on Wednesday it seized control of a tanker which Tehran claimed the US used to “steal” Iranian oil from another tanker in the Sea of Oman, state media reported. US forces seized a tanker carrying Iranian oil in the Sea of Oman and transferred its oil shipment to a second tanker heading to an “unknown” location, Iran’s state TV said, without specifying the date of the incident.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces then descended on the second tanker, took control of it, and led it toward Iranian waters, state TV added. The IRGC released a statement later on Wednesday saying the tanker docked at Iran’s port of Bandar Abbas on the morning of October 25. “Clear and undeniable footage of this event will be made available to the media in the next few hours,” the statement read.
US forces used helicopters and warships to try to take back the tanker but failed, Iranian state TV said, adding that the tanker is currently in Iran’s territorial waters. Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji thanked the IRGC for “rescuing the Iranian oil tanker from American pirates,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. Reuters cited the US Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet as saying it had seen reports of the incident but at present had no information to provide.

Source : ALARABIYA news

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