U.S. seizes Iranian gas cargo sure for Venezuela
Overseas-flagged oil tanker “Bella” carrying Iranian cargo sure for Venezuela.
Division of Justice
WASHINGTON — The Justice Division stated Friday that federal agents seized a multimillion-dollar Iranian fuel shipment bound for Venezuela, in what it described because the largest-ever seizure of its form.
The U.S., with the help of overseas companions, confiscated a complete of 1.1 million barrels of petroleum from 4 foreign-flagged oil tankers, as Tehran and Caracas try to sidestep U.S. sanctions.
In response to the Justice Division, after the seizure, “Iran’s navy forcibly boarded an unrelated ship in an obvious try to recuperate the seized petroleum however was unsuccessful.”
Footage released by Central Command, the U.S. navy’s combatant command that oversees the wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, exhibits the failed Iranian operation.
“We’re seeing increasingly more world transport fleets avoiding the Iran-Venezuela commerce because of our sanctions implementation and enforcement…