Iran seizes two Greek oil tankers in Persian Gulf

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A boat belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (archive)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps announced that it had intercepted two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.

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A boat belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (archive)

The Revolutionary Guards Corps said in a statement that two Greek oil tankers sailing in the Persian Gulf were detained for violating maritime rules.

According to the semi-official Fars News Agency, one of the tankers “Prudent Warrior” and “Delta Poseidon” was intercepted off the coast of Asuliye and the other off Bandar Lenge.

Iran’s Ports and Maritime Authority announced on May 25 that an Iranian-flagged ship that had taken refuge on the Greek coast due to adverse weather conditions and technical problems had been detained and the oil carried by the ship was confiscated at the request of the United States.

The Foreign Ministry summoned Greece’s Chargé d’Affaires in Tehran to the Foreign Ministry on the same day to convey his country’s objections and described the detention of the ship as “an example of international banditry” and announced that Greece would be held responsible for the incident.

Switzerland’s Chargé d’Affaires in Tehran, who is carrying out the US diplomatic missions in Iran, was also summoned to the Foreign Ministry today and stated that the ship and its confiscated cargo should be released immediately.


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