IRGC says it thwarted US attempt to confiscate oil in the Gulf of Oman

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IRGC says it thwarted US attempt to confiscate oil in the Gulf of Oman
The IRGC claimed that it managed to capture a tanker carrying confiscated Iranian oil from US forces.
By TZVI JOFFRE, REUTERS
NOVEMBER 3, 2021

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Wednesday that its speedboats intercepted a US military vessel in the Gulf of Oman that was attempting to confiscate Iranian oil exports, Iranian media reported. US officials denied the reports, saying that in reality, Iranian forces had seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker last month and US naval forces were just monitoring the situation.

"I've seen the Iranian claims, they are absolutely totally false and untrue ... it's a bogus claim," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters. "The only seizing that was done was by Iran," Kirby said. The US ship was said to be confiscating Iranian oil from one tanker and diverting it to another bound for an unknown destination. The IRGC claimed it landed on the deck of the second tanker and diverted it into Iran’s territorial waters.

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