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U.S. warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar

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1 hour ago, Basil B said:

Not sure on the fate of the captain and first officer as they had been held on charges, have they been released also?

 

The EU issue was they had good intelligence the oil was going to Syria, Americas issue is the oil came from Iran, which is as far as I know just an American sanction and not in violation of any EU or UN rules so likely Gibraltar will not respond to the US court order. 

I hope so.

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4 hours ago, Basil B said:

Not sure on the fate of the captain and first officer as they had been held on charges, have they been released also?

 

The EU issue was they had good intelligence the oil was going to Syria, Americas issue is the oil came from Iran, which is as far as I know just an American sanction and not in violation of any EU or UN rules so likely Gibraltar will not respond to the US court order. 

Yes the captain etc have been released without charges. The article I saw that info in, did not include details on wether they went back on board, or not, but one would assume so

 

it will be interesting to see what it does with its cargo, moving forward (assuming the trump doesn’t steal it)

 

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14 minutes ago, jany123 said:

Yes the captain etc have been released without charges. The article I saw that info in, did not include details on wether they went back on board, or not, but one would assume so

 

it will be interesting to see what it does with its cargo, moving forward (assuming the trump doesn’t steal it)

 

I read the captain doesn't want to captain the boat anymore.

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6 minutes ago, stevenl said:

I read the captain doesn't want to captain the boat anymore.

Ah... well that might explain why the vessel is still at anchor.... Iran said it was leaving ASAP, yet more than enough time has passed to warm up the engines and catch the tide.

 

I would assume that it would be hard to quickly replace the captain of a vessel that large.

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3 minutes ago, Catoni said:

  Huh ? ?    They should arrest Obama and throw him into prison.  He sent the Iran mullahs $150,000,000,000.00 .    Yeah. you read that right... not millions....   BILLIONS ! ! ! 

And why did he do that......???

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5 hours ago, Basil B said:

Not sure on the fate of the captain and first officer as they had been held on charges, have they been released also?

 

The EU issue was they had good intelligence the oil was going to Syria, Americas issue is the oil came from Iran, which is as far as I know just an American sanction and not in violation of any EU or UN rules so likely Gibraltar will not respond to the US court order. 

Royal Marines boarded a large Iranian tanker, the Grace 1 at Gibraltar, claiming it was transporting crude oil to be refined in President Assad’s Syria. This delivery of oil was in breach of EU sanctions. 

    But the U.S. did not mind the seizure.. and verbally supported the action of the British Royal Marines. 

 

The British were in the right to do as they did... and fully ready to release the ship if proven that the oil was NOT going to Addas's Syria. 

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2 hours ago, Emdog said:

"... on the grounds that it had links to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which it has designated a terrorist organisation."

If this is the basis, Trump should be arrested as he has done deals financed by IRGC. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal

The New Yorker huh  ? ? ?   Do you realise how far left that socialist rag is ? ?  They probably call each other "comrade" there. 

     If anyone needs to be arrested... it's Hillary Clinton, and Obama..  and I would also say.. A.O.C. 

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