WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US has conveyed its “sturdy place” to the Greek authorities about an Iranian tanker that sailed for Greece on Monday after it was free of detention off Gibraltar and Washington says is carrying oil to Syria, a State Division official stated.
Any efforts to help the tanker could possibly be thought-about as offering materials help to a U.S.-designated international terrorist group, which has immigration and potential legal penalties, the official stated.
The Grace 1, renamed the Adrian Darya 1, left anchorage off Gibraltar late on Sunday. Refinitiv ship monitoring information confirmed on Monday that the vessel was heading to Kalamata in Greece and was scheduled to reach subsequent Sunday.
The official stated the tanker was helping the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp, which the US has designated as a terrorist group, by transporting oil to Syria.
The official stated the US had conveyed its “sturdy place” to the Greek authorities, in addition to to all ports within the Mediterranean about facilitating the tanker.
Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Enhancing by Cynthia Osterman