Iran Seizes Foreign Oil Tanker in Gulf for Carrying “Smuggled” Fuel

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Tehran, 04 August 2019 (Xinhua News)

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday captured a foreign oil tanker for carrying “smuggled” fuel in the Gulf, official IRNA news agency reported.

The vessel was carrying 700,000 liters of “smuggled” fuel when it was seized, IRNA said. The seized tanker was transferred to Iran’s southern port of Bushehr, it added.

After coordination with the Iranian judiciary officials, the fuel of the vessel was delivered to the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company in Bushehr Province.

The IRGC announced that it will not hesitate to protect the country’s interests in the Gulf. In July, the IRGC also seized a foreign oil tanker carrying 1 million liters of smuggled fuel in the Gulf.

/ Current Affairs

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