Saudi-owned TV claims Iran fired on and seized US cargo ship carrying 34 sailors in Gulf

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Iran guards shoot at and seige US ship

Iran is on the cusp of appointing its first female ambassador abroad in nearly 40 years. Above, the country’s national flag was seen on a square in Tehran, Feb. 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Not Navy, Responsible For Seizing Cargo Ship In The Strait Of Hormuz

By Christopher Harress on April 28 2015 5:14 PM EDT

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Council is being held responsible for the seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship that was navigating through the Strait of Hormuz in international waters on Tuesday. The seizure of the Maersk Tigris by the hardline Revolutionary Guards threatens to have wider implications on the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the international community. But if it’s confirmed that the IRGC is involved, that would put the responsibility for the act on an organization that, while a part of the…

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