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Iran-Backed Forces Seize Tanker Off Coast of UAE

Photo: Associated Press

Iranian backed forces are believed to be the hijackers of an oil tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the UAE (United Arab Emirates). The seized vessel is the Panama-flagged tanker, "Asphalt Princess." Seized in the Arabian Sea leading to the Strait of Hormuz. Other reports surfaced yesterday of other tankers being seized by the Iranians in the Gulf of Oman....

Last week, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese owned petroleum product tanker managed by Israeli-owned petroleum product company, Zodiac Maritime was seized, and then Iranians left the ship a drift.

Iran is playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse - more on these stories and others -

Lisa Pandone Benson


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