America confirms seizing Iranian oil shipments

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed that it seized oil shipments that were on four vessels sent by Iran to Venezuela which is experiencing a stifling economic crisis, declaring that the shipments were linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

the Ministry of Justice announced that "with the help of foreign partners, these exported properties have become seized to the United States," noting that the total cargo tonnage exceeds one million barrels of oil, describing the operation as the largest seizure of oil shipments emanating from Iran.

Last month, the Ministry issued a memorandum to seize the tonnages of the Pella, Bering, Bandy and Luna ships.

The U.S. move came after the President Donald Trump's administration obtained a court order from a federal court in Washington, allowing the seizure of ships that defy the U.S. sanctions on Iran.


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