Iran Blatantly Lies to Cover Up an Act of Piracy

On November 3, Iran’s Press TV state news outlet released dramatic video footage of the seizure of an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman. The footage depicts events that actually happened earlier (on October 25, according to Press TV), when Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commandos landed by helicopter on the deck of the Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker MV Sothys, which was being tailed by two U.S. Navy destroyers. “Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) releases detailed footage of its confrontation late last month against an American act of piracy targeting an Iranian fuel shipment,” Press TV stated.