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Statement | April 27, 2023

Statement from General Michael "Erik" Kurilla, Commander of U.S. Central Command, on seizure of a Merchant Vessel in the Gulf of Oman


"The illegal seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in international waters in the Gulf of Oman by the Iranian Navy is another in a continuing series of violations of Iran of the international rules-based order. This kind of harassing activity is commensurate with an established pattern of Iranian behavior that places the security and stability of the Middle East at risk."