On Friday, Iranian forces seized two Greek-flagged ships in the Persian Gulf in apparent retaliation for Athens’ role in helping the US steal Iranian oil off a tanker that was being held off Greece’s coast.
“The Revolutionary Guards Navy today seized two Greek tankers for violations in Gulf waters,” Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement.
The Greek Foreign Ministry said the Greek-flagged Delta Poseidon was boarded by a helicopter about 22 miles off the coast of Iran and that armed men took the crew captive. The Foreign Ministry said a similar incident happened on another Greek-flagged ship nearby, but didn’t name the vessel.
The incident came after Iran warned Greece that it would take “punitive action” over the US seizure of its oil. Last month, Greece impounded the Iranian-flagged Lana, which was previously Russian-flagged and named the Pegas. It’s not clear if it was initially seized to enforce EU sanctions on Russia or sanctions on Iran.
Greece informed the US that the Lana was carrying Iranian oil, leading Washington to confiscate the cargo. The ship was released by Greece reportedly over confusion about sanctions enforcement, but the oil is being shipped to the US.
The US has a history of stealing Iranian gas and oil shipments under the guise of sanctions enforcement. Last year, the US sold a shipment of Iranian oil for $110 million it took from a tanker off the coast of the UAE.
9 thoughts on “Iran Seizes Two Greek Tankers in Retaliatory Move”
Good for Iran, every time the US gets its stooges to steal Irans oil they should return the favour.
US Piracy on the High Seas…
Just like the mafia, we have underlings (Greece) do our dirty work. So, the Greeks should not complain. It was their decision to be pirates.
Greece also does dirty work for Israel…!
An eye for an eye… And two tankers for one…!
Now we will hear screams of piracy. Then maybe George W will give another speech and gaffe his way into telling everyone that the US are pirates too.
I thought that Biden would put an end to Trump’s policies of imposing sanctions on foreign businesses that continue to do business with Iran. The clear message is that US Law should be seen and enforced as if it were international law.
No sensible foreign leader could possibly be OK with that because they understand that the US might target anyone. Merkel retaliated by helping Russia build Nord Stream 2. The EU, Russia, and China all developed systems to replace SWIFT. Tankers turned off their active identifications systems. Tankers met in international waters to transfer fuel. Some countries are conducting black market operations. And other efforts to bypass US surveillance are under development.
Down the road, the self-imposed destruction of American Exceptionalism could be the first thing historians mention about the Biden administration.
Actions by the DemoRats have been criminal ever since Woodrow Wilson mandated the Versailles Treaty which set the world on fire for another hundred years.
Criminals F. D. Roosevelt. Lyndon Johnson, Bill Clinton,
Retarded RINO George W Bush, obama, and now Dementia Joe Biden have all killed millions of people. War Criminals All!
And yet it was King Donald that set all this sh*t with Iran in motion. If he hadn’t dropped out of the JCPOA, this article wouldn’t have been written. This is all his a$$ kissing of Israel coming to fruition.
“Also, nobody has done so much for Israel as I have, as you know. With Jerusalem and frankly ending the Iran nuclear deal which is a disaster and all of the other things I’ve done for Israel,” Trump said.
And Bush wasn’t a RINO. He was a typical republican. The same as all those republicans who voted for his wars. Just like his daddy who you conveniently left off the list. And no Nixon, Raegan or CIA loving Eisenhower?
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