Iran Revolutionary Guards ‘seize South Korean-flagged tanker in Persian Gulf on route to UAE’

IRAN’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf, it has been reported.

The MT Hankuk Chemi was reportedly stopped by Iranian authorities over alleged “oil pollution”, the Fars News agency reports.

The ship's capture comes one year after the killing of Iran's General Qasem Soleimani


The ship’s capture comes one year after the killing of Iran’s General Qasem SoleimaniCredit: AFP or licensors

It was reportedly en route to UAE from Saudi Arabia when it was stopped.

In 2019, Iran seized several foreign tankers in the Strait of Hormuz as tensions with the West reached boiling point.

Today’s capture comes one day after the first anniversary of the death of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani.

The military leader was killed by a US drone strike in Iraq.

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