Iran says it blocks U.S. attempt to confiscate oil in Sea of Oman

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DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran’s Revolutionary Guards thwarted an attempt by the United States to detain a tanker carrying the Islamic Republic’s oil in the Sea of Oman, Iranian state TV reported on Wednesday, saying the incident took place recently. U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that the Iranian report was not true and there had been no U.S. attempt to seize a tanker. Iran’s state TV said U.S. forces used helicopters and warships to try to block a tanker carrying Iranian oil in the Sea of Oman. Iran’s English-Language Press TV said the tanker was back in Iran’s territori…

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