After failed US effort to kidnap oil shipment, Iranian vessel will return
(MENAFN) According to the Iranian Embassy in Greece, an Iranian oil ship is about to return home after an American effort to seize its cargo in compliance with Washington's sanctions against the Islamic Republic was unsuccessful.
“The operation involving transfer of Iran’s stolen oil [back] to the Lana vessel is underway in Greece’s waters, and the vessel will soon head [back] to the country (Iran) with its complete cargo of oil,” the diplomatic mission stated through Twitter on Friday.
In April, the vessel was seized by Greek officials, who then turned over its oil cargo to an American tanker.
The action was taken as a way for Athens to uphold the sanctions that Washington reinstated against Tehran in 2018 after pulling out of a historic agreement between the Islamic Republic and other international parties.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry responded to the development by summoning the Greek chargé d'affaires in Tehran in May and conveying to the diplomat the Islamic Republic's "strong dissatisfaction" about the situation.
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