The role of the USA in the interception of a tanker of oil to Syria


www.vsyako.netTanker Grace 1Фото: Reuters

The US has asked the British to intercept the Gibraltar supertanker Grace 1 allegedly carrying crude oil to Syria. This was stated by the acting Spanish foreign Minister Joseph Borrell a, reports Reuters.

According to him, the interception seems to have occurred in Spanish territorial waters. In this regard, the country is investigating the incident and its effect on their sovereignty. Reuters notes that Madrid did not recognise the waters around Gibraltar British.

Earlier on 4 July it became known that the British Marines and local law enforcement agencies intercepted in Gibraltar supertanker Grace 1 under the flag of Panama. It was reported that he was transporting two million barrels of crude oil from Iran in the refinery of Banias in Syria that violates the sanctions regime.

EU sanctions against Syria include a ban on oil trade, restrictions on investment, freezing in the EU assets of the Central Bank of the Arab Republic of embargoes on trade in dual-use technologies, as well as telecommunications equipment.

Gibraltar — British overseas territory in the South of the Iberian Peninsula, seized from Spain in 1713. In a strategic position on the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting the Mediterranean sea with the Atlantic ocean.

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