Tehran says Iranian tanker reached its destination, sold its oil
Responding to the announcement, a US official told Reuters that Washington will continue to target any individuals or states that do business with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. The US claimed that the tanker Adrian Darya was en route to Syria, in violation of sanctions.
The news comes just days after Akhilesh Kumar, the captain of the beleaguered tanker, was placed on a US sanctions list. The US State Department’s special representative for Iran unsuccessfully tried to bribe Kumar into delivering the ship to the US or its allies. The captain rejected the offer, even after reportedly being offered millions to defect.
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