Iran says oil aboard tanker pursed by US sold; buyer unnamed

Iran says oil aboard tanker pursed by US sold; buyer unnamed

The ship, whose name was changed from Grace 1 during its detention off Gibraltar, was released after a five-week standoff over whether it was carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions.

Iran has sold the cargo aboard the Adrian Darya 1, formerly Grace 1, and doesn't know where the tanker is headed now, Iranian media quoted Ali Rabiee, a spokesman for the Iranian administration, as saying on Monday.

Days after the USA warned, again, that anyone dealing with the Iranian oil tanker released by Gibraltar would face sanctions, Iran said on Monday that it had sold the crude oil cargo aboard the now notorious tanker.

The change of route comes after Iranian sources said it was possible the tanker will transfer 1 million barrels of its cargo to a second Iranian tanker to help it cross the Suez Canal.


"The buyer of the oil decides where its destination is", Rabiei said, adding that the world is "witnessing the wrong policy by the U.S.in monitoring and intervention in others' internal affairs".

On Sunday, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton tweeted: "All hands on deck in the campaign to stop Iran from funding terror, destabilizing the globe, and breaking worldwide sanctions".

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington on May 8, 2018.

Quickly after the detention order was lifted, a US federal court docket ordered the seizure of the vessel on totally different grounds, however that petition was rejected by Gibraltar.


The Adrian Darya initially put its intended destination as Kalamata, Greece, and later as Mersin, Turkey.

Iran stated any US transfer to grab the vessel once more would have "heavy consequences".

The United States, which says the tanker is controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, deemed a terrorist group by Washington, has told countries in the region not to assist it.

Tensions have escalated in the Gulf region, with explosions that damaged six tankers in May and June, Iran's shooting-down of a USA surveillance drone, and its seizure of a tanker flying the flag of US ally Britain last month.


Individually, Tehran - embroiled in a spiralling confrontation with Washington over USA sanctions meant to strangle Iranian oil exports - introduced that it had deployed a naval destroyer with cruise missiles to assist safe Iranian ships.

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