US blacklists Iranian regime's oil tanker

Orient Net 2019-08-31 07:20:00

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The United States on Friday blacklisted the Iranian regime's oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 following repeated warnings over its valuable oil cargo.

Previously known as Grace 1, the ship has been bouncing around the Mediterranean Sea after being held for six weeks by Gibraltar on suspicion its cargo was bound for Syria.

Despite Washington’s efforts to keep it detained, it was released by the British territory and its every move is being followed with intense speculation.

The US Treasury Department on Friday said the vessel is “blocked property” under an anti-terrorist order, and “anyone providing support to the Adrian Darya 1 risks being sanctioned.”