US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker released by Gibraltar

Defying the US, a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of the Iranian tanker seized two weeks ago with oil bound for Syria – against Iran’s assurances that Grace 1 would not sail to countries “subject to European Union sanctions” – that is, Syria. Gibraltar will allow the vessel to leave “as soon as the logistics are figured out: – today or tomorrow.” The US warrant orders the Grace 1 and the oil aboard to be seized along with $995,000 from an account at an unnamed US bank linked to Paradise Global Trading LLC, an Iranian company. “A network of front companies allegedly laundered millions of dollars in support of such shipments,” Federal prosecutor Jessie Liu said.

She added the parties involved were linked with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which the US regards as a foreign terrorist organization.

 

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16 thoughts on “US issues warrant to seize Iranian oil tanker released by Gibraltar

  • Aug 17, 2019 @ 14:16 at 14:16
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    LOL. Good on ya Yanks. Keep stealing. The Whole World Is Watching!!

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    • Aug 17, 2019 @ 18:52 at 18:52
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      Yeah, the bad UN drops embargoes too easily! Like for example on our great Iran there are so many, no ayatollah here takes it seriously to read or know about.

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    • Aug 18, 2019 @ 16:27 at 16:27
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      You are a typical coward.

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  • Aug 17, 2019 @ 14:22 at 14:22
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    bril hope they & others go after these front companies take there money collect ships

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  • Aug 17, 2019 @ 14:31 at 14:31
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    What was exposed was Iran’s Duplicity and Oil can’t be $old, A Win Win for Global Exposure!

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  • Aug 17, 2019 @ 14:59 at 14:59
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    GOOD SIZE IT US !!!!! what will do iran?

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  • Aug 17, 2019 @ 15:09 at 15:09
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    The US must pursue an active and aggressive agenda with respect to Iran. The Iranian agenda extends beyond the Middle East and must be dealt with before it is unmanageable. Apparently Israel is doing it’s part by bombing Iranian installations and storehouses in Syria, and not caring one bit if Revolutionary Guards are killed.

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  • Aug 17, 2019 @ 16:57 at 16:57
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    Let it leave Gibralter, . . . there are some deep holes in the Med where a tanker could trip and fall into one of those, . . . never be seen again. Sometimes those tankers just trip over a wayward submarine or something like that.

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    • Aug 17, 2019 @ 19:16 at 19:16
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      Ratcheting up.

      Iraq closing ranks with Iran. Timidity will be encouraged by EU and other Arab States round about Israel will get ready to jump to safety, they think…

      Russia probably will sidestep the bull after several years of furious cape waving. China steps up Cyberwarfare; goes after Formosa?

      American penchant for solid state frosting for motor transport and planned driverless trucking suggests de minimus railway fallback into food growing districts be reestablished?

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    • Aug 17, 2019 @ 19:22 at 19:22
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      With 2.1 million barrels inside?
      This is 13,200,000 m3, or a cube little larger that 250 yards full of oil.
      Exon Valdez oil spill disaster was generated by only a “mere” 41,000 m3.
      After a spill 300 times larger than Exon Valdez – and in a closed sea – all Israel beaches go black for years.

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      • Aug 19, 2019 @ 22:05 at 22:05
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        If it were not for the environmental damage you describe, I would send a knock knock drone to it, give the crew 25 min to vacate and use as naval target practice, let my planes, subs, gunboats, use for training sessions.

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    • Aug 17, 2019 @ 19:40 at 19:40
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      In fact we might need NATO to take over the ship, drive it out of Med, and actively interdict any large tanker (Iranian or anyone’s else) getting into the Med. This tanker is very very dangerous as long as it navigates in Med under the hands of Iran.

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  • Aug 18, 2019 @ 3:01 at 3:01
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    the brits are weak and scared and muslimized

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  • Aug 18, 2019 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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    Just sell the oil in spain or france and take the money and
    buy some nice weapons for the IDF.

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  • Aug 19, 2019 @ 15:19 at 15:19
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    the iran tanker is released and sailing to greece
    UK tanker is still captured
    tjhe trump with his warrant are pi.ssed off

    the time of usa, israrl are over
    the time of iran has come

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