Daily News Egypt

Tanzania probes Iran oil tanker reflagging reports - Daily News Egypt

Advertising Area



Advertising Area




Tanzania probes Iran oil tanker reflagging reports

Dar Es Salaam (AFP) – Tanzania said Thursday it is investigating US accusations it reflagged Iranian oil tankers to help Tehran evade US and EU sanctions. “If we confirm that there are Iranian ships flying Tanzania’s flag, we are going to obliterate the registration,” Foreign Minister Bernard Membe told reporters. Both the European Union and …


Dar Es Salaam (AFP) – Tanzania said Thursday it is investigating US accusations it reflagged Iranian oil tankers to help Tehran evade US and EU sanctions. “If we confirm that there are Iranian ships flying Tanzania’s flag, we are going to obliterate the registration,” Foreign Minister Bernard Membe told reporters. Both the European Union and the United States have imposed embargos on Iranian oil exports to pressure Tehran over its contested nuclear drive. Tanzania said it has asked the US and EU to support the investigations, after Howard Berman, a member of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said at least six Iranian tankers had switched flags to skirt sanctions. On Wednesday, neighbouring Kenya said it had cancelled an oil import deal with Iran after international pressure.

 

Advertising Area

Advertising Area



https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2012/08/12/tanzania-probes-iran-oil-tanker-reflagging-reports/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Daily News Egypt Android App Available for free download on Google play
View
Daily News Egypt Ios App Available for free download on APP Store
View
Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com