Middle East

Diplomatic fracas as Iran detains Indian tanker

Mumbai: Local media in India report that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has detained an Indian ship carrying oil in the Persian Gulf, citing environmental concerns. Sources said the ship, named MT Desh Shanti, was on its way to India from Iraq when it was detained by the IRGC.

The ship is owned by the Shipping Corporation of India.

Iraq has overtaken Iran as the second largest supplier of crude to India after Saudi Arabia.

Late Wednesday evening, the ship was on its way to the Bandar Abbas port, guided by the IRGC.  [16/08/13]

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