Official denies China seized Iranian tanker

TEHRAN, Oct. 20 (MNA) – An Iran’s National Tanker Company official has denied that China seized Iranian oil tanker.

He told Mehr News that the Company did carry no oil for North Korea. East Asian media reported yesterday that China had seized Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to the North Korea.

“No Iranian tanker of the Company has been seized by China, or by any other country,” he added.

“The news story in Japanese daily Asahi Shinbun is unfounded,” said this official. Asahi Shinbun had quoted the Chinese sources in its report.

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