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Iran confiscates boat with Filipino crew being suspected of fuel smuggling in the Persian Gulf

Iran seized a tug and arrested its 12 Filipino crew members for suspected smuggling of diesel fuel in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Saturday, adding Cmdr. Joshua Frey, a spokesman, said: In Manila, the Philippine Foreign Ministry said it is reviewing the report. The tug was suspected of carrying almost 284,000 liters of diesel when …

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Iran confiscates the third oil tanker on the Persian Gulf

Iran seized a ship accused of fuel smuggling in the Persian Gulf. In recent weeks, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have arrested a ship on the waterway for the third time as the stalemate between the Islamic Republic and the US continues. The Iranian forces intercepted the ship Wednesday near the island of Farsi, which is used by the Revolutionary Guards …

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Iran confiscates oil tankers with "smuggled fuel" in the Persian Gulf, state media reports

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf last week allegedly carrying "smuggled fuel" out of Iran, the state media said Sunday. According to the state, the ship carried 700,000 liters [185,000 gallons] fuel TV and the semi-official news agency Fars. Seven crewmembers reportedly were arrested during the confiscation of the ship. IRANS FOREIGN MINISTERS INVITED …

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Iran Seizes Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf

Iran has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that smuggling fuel to some Arab states. The report said that the tanker had been detained and the ship's foreign crew held by the country's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. No further details were provided, including who owns the vessel and the nationalities of the seized crew members. Iran's …

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Iran News: US believes Iranians seized oil tanker Riah in the Persian Gulf as supreme US commander searches for flotilla with allies

Tensions with Iran remained high on Wednesday as the mystery of the whereabouts and status of a oil tanker on the Persian Gulf arose. According to CBS News' leading national security correspondent David Martin, US officials believe Iran has seized the small coastal tanker along with its 25-strong crew. Iran has responded to an emergency call from Panamanian tanker MT …

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Iranian boats have attempted to block British tankers in the Persian Gulf, Britain says

LONDON – A British warship forced three Iranian boats to retreat after preventing a British tanker from crossing the Strait of Hormuz, the Defense Department said Thursday as tensions between Tehran and the West escalated. "Contrary to international law, three Iranian ships attempted to block the passage of a merchant ship, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz," the British …

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The US warns that commercial flights near the Persian Gulf may be "misidentified" due to tensions with Iran

Commercial planes flying across the Persian Gulf could be "misidentified" and targeted for assault as the escalation between the US and Iran increases, American diplomats said in a warning on Saturday. The warning was relayed by US Federal diplomats The Aviation Administration emphasized that the current tensions, with Iran-backed militias reportedly bringing rockets closer to US bases in Iraq, pose …

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The US is warning planes flying under Iranian tensions in the Persian Gulf

The chart pinpoints the area of ​​operations of the US Navy and shows the way in which the US strike group is moving into position in the Persian Gulf. 3 c × 4 3/4 inches; 146mm x 120mm; DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Diplomats warn that commercial aircraft flying across the Persian Gulf may be "misidentified" under increased tensions between …

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Relying on Iranian threat, the US is sending the Carrier Group and bombers into the Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON – The White House announced Sunday that the United States has dispatched an aircraft carrier group and air force bombers to the Middle East for "disturbing and escalating reports and warnings" related to Iran. The deployment was "Clearly and unequivocally telling the Iranian regime that every attack on the interests of the United States or our allies is being …

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