The U.S. confiscated Iranian oil from a tanker at sea as part of a sanctions enforcement operation. In response, Iran seized another U.S. oil-laden tanker. The tensions between the two countries have escalated over Iran’s nuclear program with the U.S. Navy confirming Iran’s seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker in the Gulf of Oman. U.S. senators have urged President Biden to remove policy hurdles preventing the seizure of Iranian oil shipments while the UN Secretary-General expresses his support for international maritime law.
- US Confiscates Iran Oil Cargo on Tanker Amid Tehran Tensions