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Iran's IRGC Navy Seizes South Korean-Flagged Tanker In Gulf, Arrests Crew

• Zero Hedge

Iran has seized a South Korean-flagged vessel off its southern waters apparently in retaliation for South Korea's previous freezing of Iranian assets in South Korean banks based on US-led sanctions.

Tehran has confirmed that on Monday it detained the MT Hankuk Chemi tanker for what official statements called "oil pollution" - a common excuse Iranian officials often given when they take such action.

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