Released Iranian Oil Tanker near Syrian Coast

(New York Times) Ben Hubbard - The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 has anchored two miles from the Syrian port of Tartus, according to satellite images. The tanker was stopped by British commandos off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4 over concerns it was bound for Syria in violation of EU sanctions. It was released on Aug. 15 after Iran gave written promises that it would not deliver its 2.1 million barrels of oil to Syria. On Friday, U.S. national security adviser John R. Bolton tweeted, "Anyone who said the Adrian Darya 1 wasn't headed to Syria is in denial."

2019-09-09 00:00:00

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