U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel Cargo for First Time

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Comment by Jim Campbell

August 13th, 2020

All of this because of the U.S. concern of gasoline being made available through Venezuela to Iranian backed Houthies?

Trump administration expects seizures will deter shipping companies from dealing with Iran and Venezuela

An oil refinery in Iran. Four vessels allegedly loaded with Iranian fuel were confiscated by the U.S. Photo: Essam Al-Sudani/Reuters

The Wall Street Journal

The Trump administration has for the first time confiscated cargo in vessels allegedly loaded with Iran fuel in violation of sanctions, U.S. officials said, as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against Tehran.

Last month U.S. federal prosecutors filed suit to seize the four tankers of gasoline that Iran was sending to Venezuela, the latest move in the administration’s effort to stifle flows of goods and money helping to keep two of its top foes in power.

At the time, it was unclear if…

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