The Dominion Post

Revolution­ary Guard seizes third oil tanker

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Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolution­ary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilita­ry force amid a spike in regional tensions. State TV reported that seven crew members were detained when the ship was seized late Thursday carrying 700,000 litres of ‘‘smuggled fuel’’ from Iran. The local reports did not provide further details on the vessel or the nationalit­y of the crew.

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