The following article, Four Tankers Carrying Iranian Oil Just ‘Confiscated’ By the Trump Administration — Details, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Iran needs to learn not to mess around with President Trump. They have yet to receive the message. But the thing is, they probably won’t stop attempting to push the envelope.
Check this out, via TDW:
The Trump administration has reportedly “confiscated cargo” on four oil tankers that were en route to Venezuela carrying Iranian oil.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the move comes as the administration looks to up its “campaign of maximum pressure” against the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
“Last month U.S. federal prosecutors filed suit to seize the four tankers of gasoline that Iran was sending to Venezuela, the latest move in the administration’s effort to stifle flows of goods and money helping to keep two of its top foes in power,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “One official said the vessels had been taken over without the use of military force but didn’t provide any details. Last year the U.S. tried unsuccessfully to use judicial cooperation agreements to take control of an Iranian oil vessel that had been detained in the British territory of Gibraltar.”
One of the goals reportedly sought by the administration with this action is to deter shipping companies and other organizations from doing business with Iran and Venezuela.
Many people who reside within the world’s leading state sponsor of terror live as though they are still in the stone age. And their leaders think it would be best to poke the bear so innocent civilians can have an even less satisfying existence?
What kind of leadership is that?
— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2020
And here’s the full presser, if you’re interested…