Vietnam in Talks With Iranian Authorities Over Seized Oil Tanker
Vietnamese Foreign Ministry announced that his countries embassy in Iran held talks with Iranian authorities to resolve the fate of a Vietnamese oil tanker.
Vietnam said Thursday it was working with Iran to resolve the fate of a Vietnamese oil tanker seized off the Iranian coast.
According to the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, the Vietnamese embassy in Iran held talks with the Iranian authorities to verify the information and resolve the incident to ensure the safety of its crew and that they receive treatment.
The spokesperson mentioned that there are 26 Vietnamese sailors on the tanker and all are in good health.
On Wednesday, the Iranian Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps said it thwarted an American hijacking attempt to steal a cargo of Iranian oil in the Gulf of Oman, according to Fars News Agency.
The Iranian state TV announced that the US failed to steal Iranian oil in the Gulf of Oman, the TV added that "the IRGC boats confronted the US ship, in response to its unprofessional behavior in Iranian water."
It detailed that "the US forces stopped an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, confiscated its cargo and transferred the shipment to another tanker belonging to it before heading to an unknown destination."
Iranian state TV added that, in conjunction with this move, it carried out a landing operation on the US tanker, assumed control over it, and immediately directed the tanker towards Iranian territorial waters.