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There were no reports of any Malaysians affected by the earthquake in the region of Van Province in the Republic of Turkey and West Azerbaijan in the Islamic Republic of Iran, yesterday, according to a Wisma Putra statement.
The ship with 16 crew members on board held up by Iranian authorities in the Hormuz Strait on Monday, does not belong to Malaysia.
The Foreign Ministry is working to identify a ship and its 16 Malaysian crew who were arrested by the Iranian authorities at the Strait of Hormuz yesterday for allegedly carrying illegal fuel
US President Donald Trump has said he is imposing hard-hitting new sanctions on Iran, including on the office of the country's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
The US granted temporary waivers to eight nations which will be allowed to continue importing Iranian oil, as Washington fully reimposed sanctions on Tehran that had been lifted under a multilateral nuclear deal.
Cristiano Ronaldo's missed penalty almost proved fatal for Portugal's hopes at the World Cup on Monday but the European champions edged into the last 16 following a 1-1 draw with Iran.