Iran Denies Gunboat Attack on Norwegian Tanker
Six Iranian gunboats opened fire on 4 August on the Norwegian-owned284,502dwt Berge Lord some 25 miles off Dubai as it was carrying Saudi Arabiancrude oil to Rotterdam, causing no casualties and only slight damage. According to the captain of the tanker, his ship was attacked after he ignored ordersto stop from the Iranian boats. Norway has protested to Tehran over theincident.
A military official in Tehran...