The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy seized an oil tanker flying the South Korean flag and drove it to the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic, local media reported Monday.
Fars news agency and others reported it was seized because it was an ‘environmental hazard.’
“A Korean ship was seized in Arabian Gulf waters by the Revolutionary Guard’s navy and transferred to our country’s ports,” the agency said without naming the vessel.
The news comes amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.
Source: National News Agency