US State Department chief publishes photo of Iranian tanker off the coast of Syria

On October 2, 2019, US Secretary of State (Head of State Department), Mike Pompeo, posted on his Twitter account a photo of the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya-1, off the coast of Syria, saying that this vessel was allegedly selling oil to another vessel. However, he did not specify which country the second vessel belongs to.

But Pompeo pointedly emphasized that Tehran violated its “obligations”, as Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, promised the United Kingdom that the tanker would not deliver oil to Syria. The image also shows the territory where the Syrian city of Banias and the oil refinery (refinery) are located.

Now he is transferring oil off the coast of Syria.

- wrote Pompeo.

Will Iran make the world responsible if this oil is delivered to Syria?

- he added.

US State Department chief publishes photo of Iranian tanker off the coast of Syria

It should be recalled that in July 2019, British special forces captured the Grace-1 tanker in international (neutral) waters of the Strait of Gibraltar and escorted it to Gibraltar (a UK colony), where local authorities unreasonably arrested the ship, its cargo and part of its crew . After this, an international scandal began (since the UN did not prohibit Iran from trading oil and Syria from buying it), accompanied by the detention of British tankers by the Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf.

After some time (about a month), London and Tehran agreed among themselves. Gibraltar rejected Washington’s request to extend the detention of the tanker, citing differences in US and European sanctions against Iran, and released the ship. After that, the liberated Grace-1 began to plow the Mediterranean Sea under a new name - Adrian Darya-1.

By the way, in early September 2019, the Adrian Darya-1 tanker sold oil while at sea. This was announced by the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, adding that the vessel is moored off one of the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Now the chief of the US State Department, and with obvious delay, is trying to tell something, appealing to the world community and demonstrating his impotence.

In turn, the Iranian oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zangane, said his country had tightened security measures for its oil facilities. After which he expressed the hope that all the countries of the region (around the Persian Gulf) have sufficient wisdom and will not increase tension.
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  1. Pacifist Offline Pacifist
    Pacifist (Victor) 2 October 2019 15: 56
    Will Iran make the world responsible if this oil is delivered to Syria?

    I would like to ask another question. Will the world hold these goats from the United States accountable for the fact that these scum poke their noses everywhere and tell everyone how to live. Iran has every right to sell oil to anyone, and Syria has the right to buy it from anyone, and the United States is not concerned.
  2. Port Offline Port
    Port 2 October 2019 19: 16
    What does hegemordor care about foreign oil, and even more so, about who sells it to whom?
    1. Cetron Offline Cetron
      Cetron (Peteris) 2 October 2019 22: 26
      They believe that all oil belongs to them:

      Do you have any oil? So you do not have democracy and we are going to you!
  3. pafegosoff Offline pafegosoff
    pafegosoff (Arkhip Pafegosov) 2 October 2019 22: 22
    Well, like the Americans and the Israelis, there were German, Finnish and Spanish Nazis who killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in besieged Leningrad ...
    Holocaust, speak?
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 3 October 2019 04: 04
    - Yes, the main thing is not that someone is selling or will sell and deliver oil to Syria ...
    - And the main thing is that Syria needs someone’s oil ...
    - How so ... - Syria fought for several years (and even today the war is not over yet) ... - It seems to have freed a huge territory from ISIS., But ... but ... but ... all of its oil fields and those areas that are oil-bearing and remained in someone’s hands ... - And in whose hands then remained the Syrian oil fields ??? - And whose oil is the oil refinery (refinery) in the Syrian city of Banias so expecting .. ??? - And why is Syria itself not refining its own Syrian oil ???
    Personally, it would have seemed strange to me if samovars began to be imported in parties in Tula; and in the woods columns of trucks laden with firewood and brushwood would stretch ...
    - The question is ... and "what is it" and "how" is then going to continue to exist (due to what to exist) Syria ??? - At the expense of Russian humanitarian aid and Russian loans ???