Iran’s Adrian Darya 1 oil tanker reaches to Greece, US warns against supporting ship
Iran’s oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 had reached to Greece on Monday (August 19) following the release of Gibraltar authority. However, the US gave a caution to Greece and other Mediterranean ports against assisting this tanker after being failed to seize the Iranian tanker in Gibraltar.
The Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya which was renamed from Grace 1 had headed to Greece on Monday (August 19) after getting permission to leave Gibraltar from Gibraltar authority. Even though Gibraltar rejected the US’s warrant to capture the Iran’s tanker for abiding EU laws, the US warned Greece and other Mediterranean countries against giving support to this tanker.
The U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed “It’s unfortunate that that happened” as the Iranian oil tanker had been set free by Gibraltar. He considered Iran would benefit from its oil tanker that Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps would gain “more money, more wealth, more resources to continue their terror campaign”, therefore, supporting this tanker as giving a hand to a “terrorist” organization.
Iran had sent its caution against the US’s attempt to seize the Adrian Darya oil tanker. Abbas Mousavi, spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on the television "If such an action is taken or even if it is stated verbally and not done, it is considered a threat against the maritime security in international waters".
He also stated “The Islamic Republic of Iran has given necessary warnings to the US officials through official channels, especially the Swiss embassy in Tehran, not to commit such a mistake because it would have grave consequences."
The US and Iran continued being in tension, especially, Iran recently constantly presented its opposed words for the appearance of the US naval coalition in the Gulf.
Reuters, Aljazeera ( Van Nguyen )