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Iran Seizes Two Greek Tankers in Persian Gulf Waters

  • Greece foreign ministry identifies one ship as Delta Poseidon
  • Loaded Suezmax ship was on way to Greek port when seized
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Iranian forces seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf in apparent retaliation for the detention of vessel off the coast of Greece.

The Greek ships were seized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on because of “violations,” the IRGC’s news website Sepah News said Friday in a statement, without giving further details. Iranian authorities said Wednesday that the ship off the Greek coast had its cargo of oil confiscated in coordination with US authorities. Iran’s Port and Maritime Organization called the move “piracy” and urged Greece to “immediately abide by its international obligations.”