Iran claimed the oil freight of an Iranian- flagged supertanker taken by Indonesia recently does not come from Tehran, Iranian state media reported onFriday
A declaration from Iran’s oil ministry did not determine the proprietor of the freight of MT Arman 114, an Iranian- flagged supertanker presumed of participation in the unlawful transshipment of petroleum, which Indonesia’s shore guard claimed on July 11 it had actually taken.
“Published news linking the cargo of this ship to… Iran has no validity, and this is done with the aim of creating a negative atmosphere against our country,” Iran’s oil ministry declaration claimed, without specifying.
On Thursday the leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ navy claimed Iran would certainly strike back versus any type of oil business discharging Iranian oil from a confiscated vessel presently secured outside the port of Houston, amidst increased stress in between Tehran as well as Washington.
(Reuters – Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Jan Harvey)