(Persia Digest) - Iraq’s oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the [Persian] Gulf for smuggling fuel, Iraqi News Agency reported.

“The ministry does not export diesel to the international market,” the ministry said in a statement.

Reuters reports that Iran had said earlier that the tanker sized by its elite forces in the [Persian] Gulf for allegedly smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship, the official IRNA news agency reported.


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Iraq’s relevant authorities are working to gather information about the seized vessel, the oil ministry statement added.

Two Iraqi port officials said initial information obtained show that the seized “small ship” is owned by a private shipping company which is owned by an Iraqi private trader.

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