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Iran impounds Saudi fishing vessel in Iranian territorial waters
Fishing boats are seen in front of oil tankers on the Persian Gulf waters. (File photo)
Fishing boats are seen in front of oil tankers on the Persian Gulf waters. (File photo)
Wed Nov 7, 2012 6:24AM
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The Islamic Republic of Iran has impounded a fishing vessel owned by Saudi Arabia in the southern waters of Iran off the coast of Bushehr Province.


According to Colonel Qalandar Lashkari, the commander of the coast guard of the province, the vessel was detained on Tuesday after it entered Iran’s territorial waters.

He said further details, including those on the vessel and its crew, will be released in the future.

Iran and Saudi Arabia both have a coastline on the Persian Gulf, with Iran covering most of the northern coast and Saudi Arabia most of the southern one.

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