Saturday, August 31, 2019

U.S. Now Saying That Iranian Oil Tanker Is Heading To Syria

The Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, is carrying a supply of Iranian crude worth about $130m [File: Jon Nazca/Reuters]

Al Jazeera: US blacklists Iranian oil tanker 'headed to Syria'

Adrian Darya 1 on its way to Syrian port of Tartus in contravention of EU sanctions, Secretary of State Pompeo says.

The United States blacklisted an Iranian tanker at the centre of a major diplomatic dispute with Tehran, saying it had "reliable information" the ship was transporting oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

In a statement issued on Friday, the US Treasury Department said the Adrian Darya 1 was "blocked property" and "anyone providing support" to the vessel risked being sanctioned.

The ship's captain, Akhilesh Kumar, was also blacklisted under the order.

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WNU Editor: There is zero doubt in my mind that the oil in this tanker is heading to Syria.

More News On The Iranian Oil Tanker In The Mediterranean

U.S. says Iranian oil tanker headed toward Syria -- Reuters
Iran tanker row: US blacklists vessel 'bound for Syria' -- BBC
US blacklists Iranian tanker in Mediterranean -- AFP
Destination remains obscure for Iran oil tanker sought by US -- AP
Iranian Tanker Still Bound For Syria; US Working To "Disrupt" Oil Transfer: Report -- Zero Hedge


Anonymous said...

Somehow I think that tanker might be involved in an accident or holdup ;) Then the next morning Trump will tweet "oh shit, no, what happened, guys? Dammmn, that looks bad".. then one day later Iranians in front of a sailboat "no what? everything is cool, look, our super tanker is right there :P" :D

Pre-war is kinda entertaining, but I hope shit gets resolved ASAP. The people in Iran should not suffer from this / war should not be an option - and I'm quite sure Trump won't go there.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump trails Democrats by a historically large margin

Anonymous said...

Question is... Is anyone going to do anything about it???

Anonymous said...

The trade war has already cost electronics companies $10 billion

Anonymous said...

I would say Israel will have the most to gain in keeping that oil from reaching port in Syria. They always come up with something clever.

Bob Huntley said...


Roger Smith said...

Anon 7:24PM.

Patience anon. Look how long it took you to get out of diapers.
And while you're typing, go look up estimates of what the impact of Chinese pilfering the efforts of others' has cost.
By the way, to what countries' electronics firms are you referring? China's or the rest of the world, being that there is currently an outflow of industries from China.

Just a thought.