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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the second-such capture by Tehran in recent days according to the U.S. Navy. While Iran did not acknowledge the seizure, tanker captures have been a part of its shadow war with the West since 2019, when the Trump administration withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. 

U.S. says Iranian forces seize second oil tanker within a week

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the second-such capture by Tehran in recent days according to the U.S. Navy. While Iran did not acknowledge the seizure, tanker captures have been a part of its shadow war with the West since 2019, when the Trump administration withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. 

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