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An Iranian oil tanker that U.S. forces attempted to block is now in Iran's territorial waters.

The naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have managed to thwart an attempt by the United States to take over a giant oil tanker in the strategic Sea of Oman and moved the vessel to the Iranian territorial water.

The US military confiscated the Iranian tanker loaded with crude oil in the Sea of Oman, which connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, and unloaded its shipment to another tanker before directing it to an unknown destination.

Reacting promptly, however, members of the IRGC’s Navy carried out a heliborne operation on the stolen ship’s deck, gained control of the vessel, and directed it back toward Iran’s territorial.

The statement went on say that US forces then used several helicopters and warships to chase the tanker, but the Iranian naval forces responded powerfully again and thwarted the second attempt to hijack the ship.

The American forces once again tried to take over the tanker and deployed several warships to block its passage, but all to no avail

The tanker is currently in Iranian territorial waters and under the protection of IRGC’s Navy.


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