Aerial images of the South Korean ship minutes before the seizure by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
US Response to IRGC Seizure of South Korea
A Pentagon spokesman said the Pentagon was aware of the situation and was monitoring the situation in response to the seizure of a South Korean ship for violating environmental protocols.
Khatibzadeh: The seizure of Korean ships is no exception
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Iran, like other countries, is sensitive to similar violations, especially pollution of the marine environment, so it deals with it within the framework of the law.
This is not an exceptional case and has occurred in similar cases in Iran and other countries and it is normal and additional information will be released later.
South Korea’s reaction to the seizure of its tanker carrying chemicals
The South Korean Foreign Ministry confirmed Iran’s seizure of a chemical tanker and called for its immediate release.
The Defense Ministry also announced in a statement that it has dispatched a unit to the waters adjacent to the Strait of Hormuz.