Iranian vessel smuggles oil to Syria in breach of sanctions
The Iranian Suezmax tanker vessel unloaded a million barrels of oil at the Syrian port of Banyas on Friday, according to sources monitoring the sanctions imposed on both countries. Syria’s largest refineries are located at this port-town. The Iranian delivery will ease Syria’s acute fuel crisis, nearly six months after the last Iranian shipment was able to reach the country.
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They are very brave making that trip, . . . or foolhardy.
Has the U.S. (or anyone) stopped such tankers before?
The U.S. recently seized a North Korean Bulk Carrier which was smuggling coal in violation of U.N. sanctions. It was one of the largest vessels in North Korea’s merchant fleet. The IDF and U.S. Navy should patrtol Syria’s coast and sink any vessels violating international sanctions on Syria.
Maybe we can think of a better idea than sinking 1,000,000 barrels of oil in the Mediterranean?
It’s not international sanctions in Syria case,it’s us sanctions
This isn’t a breach of anything. If the Iranians want to sell or trade oil to Syria, what are we going to do, invade or destabilize the country? We’ve been there and done that.
Still wondering why we in the usa are wasting lives and treasure to micromanage every other shoot whole country in the world.
Walter, if by “micromanage every other shoot whole country in the world.” you meant Somalia and Congo, I agree. But if its North Korea and Iran, we have to preempt them from getting to a position where they seriously threaten us. They are already threatening us to a certain extent. N. Korea keeps talking about nuking Guam (and they might have the capability) so we don’t want to give them a chance to grow more. Iran keeps talking about attacking U.S. forces and is threatening Gulf oil. Do we want the Saudi, Qatari, Kuweiti, UAE oil to fall into their hands? they already grabbed more oil from Iraq. So placing your head in the sand while enemies who declare war on you become stronger is not a good long term policy.
If we didn’t wait so long for Germany and Japan to attack us, we would have saved hundreds of thousands of G.I. lives.
Renovo, perhaps if Israel stops threatening Iran to destroy it Iran would stop threatening Israel. You must understand that a neutral person cares about peace and not Israel or Iran. Stop waging war. The world wants peace.
It’s the other way around there!!, Iran’s constantly calling for the destruction of isreal and now isreal is surrounded by Iran’s proxies,
A recent flotability study on the Iranian oil tankers show that with only one large hole in the bottom these start to navigate more like submarines, at least for a while.
Fk the Israelis let them manage their shot on their own. Iran is not a threat to US…