According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury from Friday, the freighter is in service with the Iranian revolutionary guards, classified by Washington as a terrorist organization. The Ministry of Finance informed that the Tanker will be considered to a Anti-terrorism decree as “confiscated property”. The ship is in mid-August in the Mediterranean sea, on the road and could start, also because of the pressure of the US government, as yet, no port. The tankers have transported 2.1 million barrels of crude oil, “ultimately the Al-Quds unit of the Iranian revolutionary guards will benefit,” said the US Department.
“That should help a lesson for anyone that is trying to send Iran’s oil to the murderous Assad Regime,” wrote the National security adviser of US President, Donald Trump, John Bolton, on Friday (local time) on Twitter to the sanctions against the ship and captain Akhilesh Kumar.
The ship was more than six weeks in Gibraltar under the charge held, the EU Embargo against Syria to undermine. The Supreme court of the British overseas territory at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula was free of the Tanker finally. The ship seemed to be on Friday on the way to the Turkish port of Iskenderun. Iskenderun is located about 30 kilometers from the Syrian-Turkish border. Turkish media reports said the ship seemed to Lebanon to drive.
US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, in turn, spoke of “reliable information”, according to which the Tanker car in the Syrian port city of Tartus – and this despite the fact that Iran’s foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif have guaranteed that the ship won’t control Syria. “I hope it changes its course,” wrote Pompeo on Twitter. “It was a big mistake to trust Sarif.”