Iran says it came to aid of missing oil tanker

Dubai: Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has been quoted as saying by semi-official news agency ISNA.

“Abbas Mousavi said … that an international oil tanker was in trouble due to a technical fault in the Persian Gulf … After receiving a request for assistance, Iranian forces approached it and used a Mousavi did not name the tanker and said more information would be released later.

A CNN reporter tweeted earlier that US intelligence increasingly believed the UAE tanker MT Riah had been forced into Iranian waters by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards naval forces.

Read the article in WAToday (Reuters).