Iran’s navy has seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker, the Advantage Sweet, in the Gulf of Oman as it was heading to the U.S. The seizure comes amid tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet has called for the immediate release of the tanker, stating that Iran’s actions are contrary to international law. Iran claims the seizure was in response to a collision with an unidentified ship in the Persian Gulf.
- Iran Navy Seizes Tanker Near Oman that was on Route to Houston