Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, state TV reports

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, state TV reports

TEHRAN — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accusing 12 crew members of smuggling oil, state TV reported Thursday.

The seizure comes amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran after President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal — triggering Iran to start rolling back its commitments to the deal, a move Tehran says is reversible if sanctions are removed.

via NBC Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz, state TV reports