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AFP
July 3, 2020

US seeks to seize Iran oil cargoes bound for Venezuela

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AFP
July 3, 2020

WASHINGTON” The US Justice Department issued a warrant Thursday to seize the cargoes of four tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela, tying the shipments to Iran´s Revolutionary Guards, which Washington calls a terror group.

The Justice Department filed a forfeiture complaint and warrant in federal court in Washington for the cargoes of the tankers Bella, Bering, Pandi and Luna — currently en route from Iran to Venezuela. The US alleges that the shipments involve parties affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which the United States has designated a “foreign terrorist organization.