Saudi-owned TV says Iran detains US cargo ship in Gulf

Saudi-owned TV says Iran detains US cargo ship in Gulf
Iranian president Rouhani giving a speech ahead of Labour Day in Tehran on April 28, 2015.

DUBAI - Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said an Iranian "force" seized a US cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

The channel said the force had "opened fire" on the US ship, which had 34 US sailors aboard. It gave no further details. The US Fifth Fleet in the Gulf Arab kingdom of Bahrain had no immediate comment on the report.

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