Iranian Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Oil Tanker

Iranian Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Oil Tanker

The Iranian navy prevented a pirate strike versus an Iranian oil vessel in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, Iranian state television claimed.

“Before crossing the Bab al-Mandeb straight, the tanker was approached by four boats carrying armed men who were prevented in their attack after the Iranian escort fired warning shots,” state television reported.

Iran’s navy has actually prolonged its reach in recent times, sending out vessels to the Indian Ocean as well as the Gulf of Aden to secure Iranian ships from Somali pirates.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne as well as Nick Macfie)

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