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Iran seizes Israeli-linked container ship (VIDEO)

Iranian commandos have stormed an Israeli-operated container ship in the Persian Gulf and taken control of the vessel. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz condemned the “pirate operation” and called on the West to impose sanctions on Tehran. The MSC Aries was boarded by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy troops …

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Kiev seizes assets of Russian oil major

Kiev has started proceedings to seize the assets of Russian oil giant Rosneft, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said on its Telegram channel on Saturday. “The SBU initiated the seizure of Rosneft’s assets in Ukraine… According to the materials of the SBU, the activities of the energy company, which …

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Iran seizes Greek tankers after US ‘piracy’

Iranian soldiers seized two oil tankers flying the Greek flag in the Persian Gulf on Friday, while Tehran protested the confiscation of one of its own vessels in Greek waters earlier this week, calling it US “piracy.” Washington reportedly plans to sell the ship’s oil cargo, which was confiscated under …

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Poland seizes Russian gas assets

Warsaw has obliged the Polish subsidiary of the Russian energy giant Novatek to transfer its gas infrastructure to the nation’s state companies, Government Spokesperson Piotr Müller said on Friday. Novatek, which is on Poland’s sanctions list, on Thursday stopped gas supplies to some of the country’s regions. “Today Prime Minister …

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Iran seizes ‘foreign ship’

Naval forces of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps say they have intercepted a foreign ship carrying smuggled fuel in the Persian Gulf. The arrest of the unnamed vessel was announced by the chief justice of Iran’s southern Hormozgan province, Mojtaba Ghahremani, on Saturday. “Naval forces have seized a foreign …

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EU country seizes Russian art citing sanctions

Finland announced on Wednesday that its customs service has seized Russian artwork coming back from being loaned to exhibits in the EU and Japan, citing EU sanctions against Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine. The paintings and sculptures in question belong to Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery and St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, …

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Italy seizes yacht of Russian steel tycoon

Italian authorities have seized a massive yacht owned by Russian metals magnate Alexey Mordashov in a bid to enforce the European Union’s penalties on Moscow, the prime minister’s office said, amid additional reports that a second craft was captured by police under the same sanctions. A spokesperson for Italian PM …

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