Iran seizes another tanker in the Gulf, state media say

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Iran has seized another foreign tanker in the Gulf, Iranian state media say.

State TV quoted by Reuters said the Revolutionary Guard Corps’ naval forces had “seized a foreign tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries”.

It said the tanker was carrying 700,000l of fuel, adding that seven sailors had been detained.

The reported incident comes amid high tension after the US tightened sanctions on Iran’s oil sector.

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