Iran denies involvment in Gulf of Oman car carrier explosion

Israeli Prime Minister has blamed Iran for last week’s explosion onboard the Israeli-owned ship Helios Ray, in the Gulf of Oman, an accusation denied by Tehran. The car carrier was hit by an explosion above the water line while en route to Singapore from Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

US seeks to seize what it believes to be Iranian oil shipment

As part of its efforts to block Iran’s energy exports, the US is trying to seize around 2 million barrels of what it thinks is Iranian oil onboard the Liberian-flagged Achilleas, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.

US imposes more sanctions on Iranian shipping lines

The US State Department is imposing sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), saying that it allegedly knowingly transferred, directly or indirectly, to Iran grain-oriented electrical steel to at least one Iranian person on the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons. 

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