A screen grab from an Islamic Republic of Iran News Network broadcast on Saturday shows what is said to be a boat seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran. Photo: IRINN via AFP

Iran seizes boat and arrest 12 Filipino crewmen in operation against suspected fuel-smuggling ring

  • Iran coast guard says vessel was carrying contraband fuel
  • Gulf tensions remain high, with drones downed and various ships attacked or seized in area
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A screen grab from an Islamic Republic of Iran News Network broadcast on Saturday shows what is said to be a boat seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran. Photo: IRINN via AFP
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Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks during a media conference in Tehran. Photo: AFP

Iran fires up advanced centrifuges to boost its enriched uranium stockpiles, in latest nuclear step

  • Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation says it has activated 20 IR-4 and 20 IR-6 centrifuges as it scales back its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal
  • However, it says it will honour commitments to give UN inspectors access to its nuclear sites
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Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks during a media conference in Tehran. Photo: AFP
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