Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Iran accuses U.S. Navy of defending fuel smuggling in Gulf incident

DUBAI, July 10 (Reuters) – An Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander accused the U.S. Navy on Monday of defending fuel smuggling in the Gulf by trying to interfere when Iran intercepted a ship last week.

“On July 6th, Revolutionary Guards’ Navy personnel were inspecting a ship with the name NADA 2 that was involved in smuggling Iranian oil and gas in the Persian Gulf, which the Americans sought to prevent through a series of unprofessional and risky actions,” IRGC Commander Ramazan Zirrahi said in comments reported by Iran’s Tasnim news agency.