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Iran has seized an oil tanker it claimed was carrying 1 million liters of "smuggled fuel," state news agency Press TV said on Thursday.
The semi-official Fars news agency said Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces ambushed the tanker, carrying 12 people on board, on Sunday.
The IRGC said it had initially responded to distress calls from a ship on Sunday but when they searched it, they discovered it was a smuggling operation, according to Iranian state media.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Mach2
when you have to present a multiple choice of " whos false flag it was "
it was not a false fkag - do you even know what the term means ?? or is it just a buzzword you like ??
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: ignorant_ape
Yes. It's a very odd story. Are they making up that they seized a ship so they look tough?
I don't know.
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: LABTECH767
I think you are spot on in your assesment. They are pissed at the missed trade on what they consider their,doorstep and probably think is rightfully theirs. They want a conflict they can justify as putting them in the right. They want to hit back and stop all that trade because well most of it is western trade. The Iranian oil is state owned if I am not mistaken so losing any would be hard to believe without them noticing so long as it takes to get on a ship and leave with it.