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WATCH: Iranian operation to seize two Greek tankers

Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf last week, shortly after Tehran warned it would take "punitive action" against Athens over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the United States from a tanker held off the Greek coast.

Greece's foreign ministry said an Iranian navy helicopter landed on Greek flagged vessel Delta Poseidon, which was sailing in international waters, 22 nautical miles from the Iranian shore, and took the crew hostage, among them two Greek citizens.

It said a similar incident took place on another Greek-flagged vessel near Iran, without naming the ship, adding both actions violated international law and Greece had informed its allies, as well as complained to Iran's ambassador in Athens.

Iran’s state media have released footage showing the capture of two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The two ships were seized on Friday, May 27.
— RT (@RT_com) June 1, 2022


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