Iran impounds foreign tanker for fuel smuggling, arrests its crew Jul 19, 2019 0 1862 12345 AFPTehranIran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday they had detained a “foreign tanker” and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel, in the latest incident to send tensions soaring in the Gulf.“With a capacity of 2 million barrels and 12 foreign crew on board, the vessel was en route to deliver contraband fuel received from Iranian boats to foreign ships in farther regions when it was intercepted,” the force’s Sepahnews website said.It was seized south of the Iranian island of Larak, the Guards said without detailing the name or provenance of the vessel. “Iranian forces approached it and using a tugboat brought it into Iranian waters for necessary repairs,” foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. TankerTrackers reported that the Panamanian-flagged tanker Riah, used in the Strait of Hormuz “for fuelling other vessels”, had crossed into Iranian waters on Sunday. page 5 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES 9.5% profit growth shows strength of Qatari banks: KPMG Jul 19, 2019 0 526 Defying Trump, US Congress blocks arms sales to Saudi Arabia Jul 19, 2019 0 665 SC completes 200 mn work hours at Qatar 2022 World Cup projects Jul 19, 2019 0 616 Local dates festival to kick off at Souq Waqif on July 23 Tribune News Network Doha The fourth local dates festival will kick off at Souq Waqif on July 23. The festival will run until August 3. More than 80 local farms are expected to take part in the festival. Organised by the .. Arson attack at Japan animation studio kills 33 A suspected arson attack at an animation production company in Japan killed 33 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, after a man reportedly doused the building with flammable liquid and shouted “drop dead”. A ..