Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf

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FILE PHOTO: Oil tankers pass through the Strait of Hormuz, Dec. 21, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that needed repairs, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA.

“(Spokesman) Abbas Mousavi said… that an international oil tanker was in trouble due to a technical fault in the Persian Gulf… After receiving a request for assistance, Iranian forces approached it and used a tugboat to pull it towards Iranian waters for the necessary repairs to be carried out,” ISNA said.