Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some Arab states, Iran's state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard of the tanker had been detained.
"The IRGC's naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Arabian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for some Arab countries," TV quoted IRGC commander Ramezan Zirahi as saying.
"It carried 700,000 litres of fuel. Seven sailorsonboard of the tanker, who are from different nationalities, weredetained."
Last month, Iran seized a British tanker in the Strait ofHormuz for alleged marine violations and allowed a second one to proceed afterissuing a warning.