US nationals may be aboard – Iranian news agency

An “informed source in Iran” confirms that Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf that is flying a Marshall Islands flag, “but is owned by the US,” the Iranian FARS news agency reports.

“The ship is a trade vessel and has been seized by the Iranian navy at the request of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization,” FARS quotes the unnamed Iranian source as saying on Tuesday.

“The ship was seized after a relevant court order was issued for its confiscation,” the source is quoted as saying, indicating that the Iran Ports and Maritime Organization has monetary differences with the ship owner.

According to the FARS report, there could be American nationals among the crew.

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