U.S. Seizes Iranian Crude Shipment From Russian Tanker in Greece
By Costas Paris
The U.S. Department of Justice has seized a shipment of Iranian
crude in a Russian tanker in Greek waters and hired a vessel to
bring it to the U.S.
Greek officials said the Russian-flagged Lana was stopped at the
Greek island of Karystos in April, and a court ruling in Athens
last week allowed the cargo to be seized.
"The seizure came at the request of the Americans because the
cargo came from a sanctioned country and moved on a sanctioned
ship," a Greek official said. "The oil is being moved to another
tanker which will sail to the U.S."
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May 24, 2022 08:10 ET (12:10 GMT)
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