Iran’s dangerous game in the Gulf of Oman - analysis


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Iran’s dangerous game in the Gulf of Oman - analysis
Iran frequently tries to send fuel to Syria and now even to Lebanon. This has led to tensions with the US and other countries.
NOVEMBER 3, 2021

Iranian media claims that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps humiliated the United States in a unique operation that supposedly prevented “piracy” against Iranian oil. Tehran claims that Washington interdicted an Iranian oil tanker and confiscated the oil, and that Iran then sent the IRGC, which landed on the tanker using helicopters and took it back to Iran. The Islamic Republic is under US sanctions, and recent reports had said that it was trying to renew exports of oil to various countries, such as China. This is not the first time that the US has off-loaded Iranian oil. It seized fuel from four tankers in August 2020. More than a million barrels of Iranian oil were confiscated and sold in that incident, which involved four Iranian ships.