Iran has confiscated an American trade vessel – says Tehran

“The Iranian Navy has confiscated the American trade vessel with all its 34 crew for trespassing on Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf,” said Tehran in its first comment on the reported seizure in the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday of a freighter which the Pentagon denied was American. The statement added: "An Iranian warship is now taking the American vessel to Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas."

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