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U.S. Secretary of State calls for EU to condemn Iran over tanker

 

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A handout picture of tanker Adrian Darya 1 and an unidentified tanker near Baniyas, Syria, October 6, 2019, is shown in this satellite image handout released on October 9, 2019 by Maxar Technologies. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on the European Union to condemn Iran and hold Tehran accountable after he said oil from Iranian tanker Adrian Darya had been offloaded in Syria.

 

"Oil from the #AdrianDarya1 has been offloaded in Syria, proving that Iran lied to the UK and Gibraltar ... EU members should condemn this action, uphold the rule of law, and hold Iran accountable," Pompeo wrote in a post on Twitter.

 

The United Kingdom seized the tanker in July off the coast of Gibraltar in July. After authorities received formal written assurances from Tehran that the ship would not discharge 2.1 million barrels of oil from Syria, the vessel was released.

 

But in September, Britain's foreign minister said the tanker had sold its crude oil to the Assad regime in Syria, breaking those assurances.

 

(Reporting by Makini Brice and Susan Heavey; Editing by Toby Chopra)

 

 

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

"Oil from the #AdrianDarya1 has been offloaded in Syria, proving that Iran lied to the UK and Gibraltar ... EU members should condemn this action, uphold the rule of law, and hold Iran accountable," Pompeo wrote in a post on Twitter.

 

32 minutes ago, Baerboxer said:

 

Not the point. The point is Iran lied, repeatedly to the EU.

 

The EU cannot ignore that and expect to be treated seriously.

Where is the evidence for that ...?

Talk is cheap ...

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41 minutes ago, Baerboxer said:

 

Not the point. The point is Iran lied, repeatedly to the EU.

 

The EU cannot ignore that and expect to be treated seriously.

The problem is that Pompeo accusation is shrouded with ambiguity whether this was an old accusation back in September or a fresh case. He is like his boss making unclear impulsive accusation which mystified the allies. Which is reason his EU allies are ignoring him. A bit like the boy who cried wolf, 

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I was hoping that when the Uk agreed to release the tanker iran would release  Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, thats what i would have pushed for 

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6 hours ago, Baerboxer said:

 

Not the point. The point is Iran lied, repeatedly to the EU.

 

The EU cannot ignore that and expect to be treated seriously.

Why not , Trump does ?

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Never mind Iran giving Syria oil the E.U. needs to condemn the United States for abandoning the Kurds to Turkey. All those foreign ISIS fighters were given free passage from Turkey to Syria. So what happens when Turkey take over the ISIS prison camps? Do those Muslim nuts go free? What is Trump really up to and for whose benefit? Trump may not have entered office super rich but I think he will be by the time he leaves.

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