21 August 2019
The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday.
U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO said "United States has a set of sanctions that preclude crude oil from being shipped to any country. We've made clear anyone who touches it anyone who supports it. Anyone who allows a ship to dock is at risk of receiving sanction from United States of America. So if that ship again heads to Syria we'll take every action we can consistent with those sanctions to prevent that. Remember the reason we don't want that crude oil to go to Syria I think is shared by the entire world."
The Adrian DArya - formerly the Grace 1 - left Gibraltar on Aug. 18 and ship-tracking data showed the vessel was heading toward the Greek port of Kalamta.
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