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Iran Seizes Ship Linked To Israeli Billionaire In Latest Escalation Of Tensions

Posted on AllSides April 14th, 2024
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Associated Press

Iranian authorities seized an alleged Israeli-linked cargo ship near the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday morning, in the latest escalation of tensions between the two countries, amid concerns of an Iranian attack in response to an airstrike on an Iranian embassy earlier this month.

The seizure was first reported by the Iranian state-run Islamic Republic News Agency, which identified the ship as the MSC Aries, affiliated with Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer, chair of the Zodiac Group.

Sharing a video of the incident on X, formerly Twitter, the news agency claimed Iranian forces conducted a...

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