Islamic Revolutionary Guards of Iran thwart US attempt to steal oil vessel

Islamic Revolutionary Guards of Iran thwart US attempt to steal oil vessel

The Navy Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran has thwarted the US navy’s attempt to steal Iranian oil in the Oman Sea.

The recent confrontation follows aggressive behavior by a US warship in the southern waters near Iran, which was met with a strong reaction from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ speedboats, after which the American ship left the scene.

According to reports, the naval forces of the Islamic Republic Revolution Guards Corps managed to thwart an attempt by the United States to take over a giant oil tanker in the strategic Sea of Oman, and moved the vessel to the Iranian territorial water.

The United States originally confiscated the tanker carrying Iranian oil in the Sea of Oman and intended to unload the crude to another tanker and direct it to an unknown destination.

However, IRGC Navy forces recaptured the tanker using heliborne operations on the deck of the stolen tanker, and directed it back to the territorial waters of Iran.

The US forces subsequently pursued the tanker using several helicopters and warships but failed to recapture the tanker.

Following this, American forces used other warships to try block the path of the tanker but again failed. The tanker vessel is currently residing in the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The IRGC has announced that it will shortly release a video of the US attempted act of piracy.

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji has thanked the IRGC for saving the tanker from US aggression.

Source: Mehr News Agency