Tehran holds captured cargo ship to ransom

If the Danish owners of the MNV Maersk Tigris cargo ship, seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy last week, fail to pay up $10 million, the ship and its cargo will be put on the market for sale, said the managers of the Pars Tala’eyeh Oil Produces Company in Tehran Tuesday. DEBKAfile: Iran broke the law of the sea by seizing a cargo ship in international waters. However, Washington is not making a fuss so as not to put a spoke in the wheel of nuclear negotiations.

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