"The vessel, formerly named Susangird, was reportedly en route to Syria - via the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean - with a million barrels of oil. The 20-year-old Sinopa supertanker held a position about 60 miles south-west of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for hours after the alleged incident before announcing it would return to Iran", the message says.
Two blasts thundered within 20 minutes. The explosions damaged two oil sections of the ship, causing the fuel to leak into the sea. No human casualties were reported, as the crew members were were evacuated.
The Iranian authorities consider the explosions a terrorist attack.