US: Anyone Touching Iran Tanker Risks Sanctions

Permission to dock will be treated as "support for terrorism" on the part of Greece

Nothing in EU or Greek laws says they can’t buy oil from Iran

US State Department officials have issued a flurry of statements regarding Iran’s oil tanker the Adrian Darya 1, which left Gibraltar and is reportedly en route to Greece. US officials are warning that they will sanction anyone who touches the tanker.

The US is angry because they were trying to convince Gibraltar to give the tanker, and the oil, to them, though Gibraltar rejected this effort. Mike Pompeo threatened US action if the ship tried to get to Syria, but officials are also unhappy with the idea of them going to Greece, as Iranian officials have indicated.

Indeed, the whole reason Gibraltar released the tanker was that it was going to Greece, not Syria, and that there are no EU laws to preclude that. The US, however, says they will treat this as “support for terrorism” on Greece’s part.

Greek officials say they haven’t had any specific requests for the tanker to dock yet. That’s not to say it isn’t going to, and it’s likely that the tanker would be selling the oil to a private EU company. Under the P5+1 nuclear deal, European companies are free to buy from Iran, though in practice many have feared US punishment too much to do so.

Source: Antiwar.com

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Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
3 months ago

The despotic and iniquitous regime in the US is appearing increasingly suicidal now, in its desperate attempts to maintain its imagined superiority. It sanctions, friend and foe alike, disregards international laws and treaties and issues writs and warrants like confetti. Under delusions of grandeur, this psychopath, firmly believes that it rules the entire planet and non-conformity is a treasonous offence. We are witnessing the dying throes of empire, the flailing in every direction is synonymous with it’s demise….God speed it’s end !

Garry Compton
Garry Compton
3 months ago

What more can they do to Greece ?- The Greek leaders, EU, Wall St. , the US/NWO has destroyed the country already. I wouldn’t put it past the US/Israel to sink the Tanker if it turns to go into Greece.

CHUCKMAN
3 months ago
Reply to  Garry Compton

We can put nothing past the United States anymore.

Things really have come to that.

They thought nothing of turning off all the fridges and life-saving machines in Venezuela a few times.

Mary E
3 months ago
Reply to  Garry Compton

Then it will be time to get down to business! The business of attempting to put the US in its stinking place..

John Rourke
John Rourke
3 months ago

It has become more evident that International Law is nonexistent. EU Law is subject to US Law,the Law of the Planet.

John C Carleton
John C Carleton
3 months ago

Let us trace the trial of evil.

RothsRats = British Empire, occupying England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Australia, America, Palestine.
Israhell = British Empire military outpost in Middle East, and lure for WW 3, occupying Palestine.
USA = Sub corporation of the British Empire, Military arm of Rothsrats British Empire, which receives it’s orders from the Rats Via Israhell.

No Rats, No Israhell, No USA, No problems and peace in the Middle East.

Why keep putting band-aids on the problem?
Cut out the Rat cancer!
Then bomb Tel Aviv.
Put a wall around DC.
FIX the problem!

PS:
Every day the Rats pump Palestinian oil and sell it.
The Rats would like to pump Iranian oil and sell it.

CHUCKMAN
3 months ago

Can you imagine a highly-paid and prestigious outfit like the the State Department with nothing better to do than track and check up on how an oil tanker is being treated by the world?

There really is a genuinely absurd side to America’s current hyper-aggression.

But look at that cast of lead characters – Bolton, Pompeo, Trump – mental illness etched into every one of those faces

Mary E
3 months ago
Reply to  CHUCKMAN

Desperate times call for desperate measures! And the delusional US is obviously and totally desperate…
agreed: mental illness shows in those evil faces

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
3 months ago

https://southfront.org/russias-sound-proposal-for-gulf-peace/

Russia seeks multilateral approach to ensure shipping flow through the Straits of Hormuz.

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