An Iranian oil tanker has been hit by an explosion in the Red Sea in a possible “terrorist act”, according to Tehran’s state media.

The blast sparked a fire and oil spill on board a stricken ship belonging to the to the National Iranian Oil Company, it was reported.

Marine tracking websites show the 20-year-old Sinopa tanker about 60 miles south-west of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

Initial reports out of Iran claim it was a possible “terrorist act”.

The reports did not cite any evidence to support the claim.

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported: “Technical experts believe the incident may be due to…

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