Sunken tanker and closed the Bank fell under US sanctions


Jawad, Tariffata: Vahid Salemi / AP

The United States imposed sanctions on an already defunct Iranian Bank. The head of Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter page.

According to him, Washington is desperately trying to expand the sanctions list. In the end it “, the US made the Bank, which was closed six years ago, and the ship that sank in the past year,” the Minister said. He pointed out that the last event was actively covered by TV channels around the world. Zarif also accompany their entry with the hashtag “U.S. isolation”.

Press TV said that we are talking about Sanchi tanker, which sank in January 2018, and the Bank Tat, closed in 2012.

The spokesman refused to comment on this information. According to him, the US does not intend to respond to every public statement of the Iranian side.

On 5 November, the U.S. Treasury contributed to the sanctions list of more than 700 individuals, organizations, aircraft and ships to Iran, including 14 banks. Among the reasons is called including Tehran’s support of terrorism. At the same time exceptions to the oil sanctions granted to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.

According to the President of the United States Donald trump, Iran is to sign with Washington a new agreement on the nuclear program, otherwise the country will face “economic catastrophe”.

Sanchi, on Board of which there were 136 thousand tons of hydrocarbons were sent to South Korea when it collided with another vessel on January 6 and fire. It happened about 300 kilometres East of Shanghai, then the tanker began to drift and after a week I sunk almost 300 kilometers South-West from the place of collision.

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