World News: 17:05 GMT Sunday 4th August 2019. [Yahoo Celebrity Feed via SPi World News]
Iran has seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf, state media said Sunday, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid heightened tensions with its foe the United States. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 'seized this ship around Farsi Island which was carrying around 700,000 litres of smuggled fuel', said a Guards statement quoted by the official news agency IRNA. Seven foreign crew were arrested in the operation carried out on Wednesday night, said Fars news agency, which is considered close to the Guards.
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