US officials said four ships carrying Iranian fuel were seized and were transporting them to ports in Houston.
A US official confirmed the seizure of four ships, named Bering, Bella, Luna and Pandi, in a statement to the Wall Street Journal, further explaining that the ship was seized without the use of military force. the. It was not immediately clear where the epilepsy occurred or which US agencies were involved.
The Justice Department declined to comment to the Journal on the confiscations. These tankers have all been accused of being part of a plan by an Iranian businessman affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard, which the United States has designated as a terrorist organization, to evade sanctions. US penalties for doing business with Iran and its military.
Tensions between the US and Iran continued to simmer for months after the US offensive killed Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, in January as he was traveling near Baghdad airport in Iraq, as well as a retaliation attack on a base with US troops. .
Iranian forces detained a Liberian-flagged tanker near the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, holding it for several hours before releasing it.
“Iran̵7;s use of its military forces to armament commercial ships in international waters is a blatant violation of international law that undermines freedom of navigation and the flow of free trade. Trade, ”the International Maritime Security Organization (IMSC) responded to the Statement re-posted by the US Central Command on Thursday. “We urge Iran to clarify with the international community the legal basis for its actions. This kind of reckless, aggressive Iranian behavior destabilizes the region and threatens the rules-based international order.
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