L’Iran ha sequestrato un’altra petroliera nello stretto di Hormuz

/2019-08-05

  • Iran Seizes Tanker Smuggling Fuel to Arab States in Persian Gulf – Al-Manar TV Lebanon
    http://english.almanar.com.lb/796127

    Au-delà de l’info, à savoir le troisième « incident » de ce genre... J’ai du mal à comprendre cette contrebande (?) : l’article dit bien (fin de la citation) qu’il s’agit du fuel iranien mais l’Iran ne cherche-t-il pas justement à exporter au maximum son pétrole malgré les sanctions US, et donc en prenant quelques libertés avec les règlements (par ex. en éteignant les signaux de ses pétroliers, en organisant des livraisons au large, etc.) De quelle contrebande s’agit-il par conséquent ? Si quelqu’un a des lumières ?

    Iran has confiscated a foreign oil tanker in the Persian gulf that was smuggling fuel to some Arab countries.

    A commander with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ramezan Zirahi, told Fars news agency on Sunday that patrols from the IRGC’s Naval District 2 had seized the ship near the Persian Gulf island of Farsi on Wednesday night after intelligence gathering.

    “The foreign vessel was receiving fuel from other ships and was transferring it to the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf,” he said, without naming countries. “700,000 liters of fuel have been seized and seven sailors, from different nationalities, have been detained.”

    Zirahi said coordination for the detainment had been made with judicial sources.

    On July 14, the IRGC seized the Panamanian-flagged Riah tanker for smuggling one million liters of Iranian fuel south of Larak Island in the Persian Gulf.