United Against Nuclear Iran works to impede Iran's revenue generation from crude oil and gas condensate sales. UANI's initiatives have successfully deprived the Iranian regime of billions in revenue, contributing to its economic isolation. Explore our resources to understand the strategies and impacts of our work in curbing Iran's oil exports and shipping activities, and the broader implications for the regime's economic stability.

Reports & Resources

Stop the Hop II: The Ghost Armada Grows

In November 2020, UANI identified 70 foreign vessels suspected of involvement in the illicit…

Iran’s Threat to Maritime Security

Iran poses a major threat to freedom of navigation and maritime security around the world. Iran…

The Switch List: Tankers Shift From Carrying Iranian Oil to Russian Oil

On December 5, 2022, the G7, the European Union, and Australia agreed to a $60-per-barrel price cap…

The Maduro-Khamenei Oil Alliance: List of Foreign Flagged Vessels Shipping Iranian and Venezuelan Oil

On June 11, 2022, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi signed a 20…

Uncovering the Chinese Purchasers of Iranian Oil

China is principally responsible for keeping the Iranian regime in business through oil purchases…

Shahram Irani: Artesh Navy Commander

In August 2021, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Admiral Shahram Irani as the Artesh…

Javad Oji: Islamic Republic of Iran Oil Minister

In August 2021, President Ebrahim Raisi nominated Javad Oji as his Oil Minister, one of the most…

Iran Shipping Analysis

UANI’s campaign to monitor and report illegal transfers of Iranian oil and international sanctions…

Iran News & Blogs

"The Niovi, Advantage Sweet, and St Nikolas tankers, which were captured last year, were anchored in Iranian seas as of 12 April, according to Claire Jungman, the chief of staff at United Against…

"The Advantage Sweet, Niovi and St Nikolas tankers, which were taken last year, were anchored in Iranian waters as of April 12, said Claire Jungman, chief of staff at U.S. advocacy group United…

"Iran exported nearly 1.4 million barrels of oil per day in October, sustaining its average for 2023. This is up 80% from the 775,000 barrels per day Iran averaged under the Trump Administration’s…

"Jason Brodsky, Policy Director at United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), also wrote on X that the boarding may be 'part of a multi-layered response from Iran which wants to maintain attention and…

"Claire Jungman, chief of staff at U.S. advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran, which tracks Iran-related tanker traffic via satellite data confirmed movements of both vessels, adding that…

"Claire Jungman, chief of staff at U.S. advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran, which tracks Iran-related tanker traffic via satellite data confirmed movements of both vessels, adding that…

"Illicit Iranian oil is en route to Bangladesh for the second time with its arrival scheduled at Chittagong anchorage on Wednesday, as Iran continues to evade sanctions.

According to…

" According to the advocacy group, United Against a Nuclear Iran, the Islamic Republic had generated approximately $80 billion in revenue from oil sales between 2021-2023, hitting a five-year high…

"Tehran started the year strongly, shipping over 1.5m bpd during the first quarter, preliminary figures from United Against Nuclear Iran show. Preliminary figures from UANI showing that Tehran…

"…United Against Nuclear Iran, a pressure group that identifies ships operating in trades that fall under sanctions against Tehran, has all 13 ships on its ghost fleet list. “By stopping these…

"Jason Brodsky, policy director of United Against Nuclear Iran, which tracks the “ghost fleet” of tankers that Iran uses to evade U.S. sanctions, said that the newly-designated ships are just one…

China is principally responsible for keeping the Iranian regime in business through oil purchases that have totaled over $90 billion since President Biden assumed office in January 2021 to…

Just as travelers may not generally enter other countries without a valid passport, ships may not dock at foreign ports without a recognized flag. So it was a significant step this month when the…

Updated: April 1, 2024

On December 5, 2022, the G7, the European Union, and Australia agreed to a $60-per-barrel price cap on Russian seaborne crude oil. The G7 price cap allows non-EU…

"…Claire Jungman of United Against Nuclear Iran, a campaign group that tracks tankers following the reimposition of sanctions by the US government in 2018, said that the move “underscores China’s…

"Nunn cited a February report by Bloomberg News showing that American Club covered 21 vessels suspected of carrying illicit Iranian oil, more than any of its 11 larger peers. The insurer had…

"In a statement on January 16, the AMP said: "Regarding the requests presented by the organisation Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), we must mention that after reviewing the list, from the 217 ships,…

"The pressure on Panama follows criticism from pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), which says that nearly 40% of tankers carrying..."

"The NGO watchdog group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) highlights a rapid growth in the fleet transporting Iranian oil products. Their analysis shows that the fleet jumped from 70 identified…

"A report released this month by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) found that during Mr. Biden's three years in office "Iran has managed to sell $90 billion worth of US-sanctioned oil, setting…

"If Tehran were to publicly acquire full nuclear weaponization, Iran's terrorist proxies like Hezbollah, Hamas and the Houthi rebels would be emboldened knowing they were backed by a nuclear…

"The latest action targets two Hong Kong and Marshall Islands-based shipowners and two vessels for their role in the scheme. The ships had previously been identified by the watchdog organization…

"Even its oil is still flowing. A March 1 report by United Against Nuclear Iran, which tracks tankers, found that under the Biden Administration, “Iran has managed to sell $90 billion worth of U.S…

""Iran has managed to sell $90 billion worth of U.S.-sanctioned oil, setting new export records in the process," according to the latest figures published by United Against a Nuclear Iran.

"Iran set export records by selling $90 billion in U.S.-sanctioned oil, according to watchdog United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), which highlighted the Biden administration's "hesitance to enforce…

""Iran has managed to sell $90 billion worth of U.S.-sanctioned oil, setting new export records in the process," according to the latest figures published by United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI),…

Updated: March 1, 2024

On June 11, 2022, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi signed a 20-year cooperation agreement to expand ties in the oil and…

The striking divergence between U.S. oil policy on Russia versus Iran was borne out again this month.

On February 23, the U.S. levied sanctions on Sovcomflot, Russia’s biggest tanker…

​Updated: April 4, 2024

In November 2020, UANI identified 70 foreign vessels suspected of involvement in the illicit transfer of Iranian crude oil and/or petroleum products. Over three…

"According to Ofac, Artura conducted STS transfers with Mehle (IMO: 9191711), which was sanctioned in January, also for ties to al-Jamal. In some instances, Artura obfuscated its identity by using…

"The ship’s flag state Panama was told about the suspected involvement of the ship in the Iranian oil trade in May 2023 by the campaign group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), which tracks the…

"United Against Nuclear Iran chief of staff Claire Jungman said the sanctions against the Artura and Koahana show the “power of persistent advocacy” by the group, also known as UANI. She told…

"Last week, Bloomberg reported that the American Club had insured more ships suspected of violating sanctions than other comparable insurers, according to data from United Against Nuclear Iran, a…

UANI Research Director Daniel Roth interview on Iran International regarding Iranian oil sanctions evasion.  

"… Claire Jungman, chief of staff at United Against Nuclear Iran, a campaign group that raised the alarm about some of the transfers identified in the indictments, said that the allegations…

"Tankers were removed from New York-based marine insurer over the past five weeks, after media organisation Bloomberg started investigating United Against Nuclear Iran claims the club insured 21…

"The American Club has defended its compliance procedures after news agency Bloomberg reported it was involved with 21 vessels linked to the shipment of Iranian oil.

Nineteen vessels,…

"That’s the home of American Club, the smallest of the 12 companies that cover most of the world’s oceangoing ships against spills and accidents, and the only one based in the US. American Club…

"... One way to slow exports is to start targeting individual ships that carry the oil, said Claire Jungman, chief of staff at United Against Nuclear Iran. “There are 360-plus vessels currently…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following joint statement today applauding the U.S.…

"Claire Jungman, chief of staff of New York-based pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran, said the move constitutes a "significant milestone" but urged for stronger enforcement against the…

"… The vessel, which at the time of its sale was managed by Global Tech Marine Services of Dubai, was reported back then to have been sold on an as-is basis in Singapore for $500 per ldt, or $8.2m…

"... Euronav said last year it was investigating the STS operation after campaign group United Against Nuclear Iran raised the alarm after its 441,600-dwt Oceania (built 2003) was spotted…

"US pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran traced the illicit transfer and alerted Euronav, who told Lloyd’sList on March 30 that it was investigating the claims. The Belgian giant was said to…

"Iran now exports oil more than any time in the past five years, according to Japan’s influential daily Nikkei, with as much as 90% of the total exports going to China. This is confirmed also by…

The Iran-backed Houthi terrorist group in Yemen has carried out a total of 30 piracy (hijacking), UAV, and anti-ship ballistic missile attacks on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since the…

"Earlier this month, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) identified 370 foreign-flagged ‘ghost ships’ suspected of involvement in the illicit transfer of Iranian crude oil or petroleum products…

"Iran uses 'ghost fleets,' vessels marked with the flags of other nations, as a loop hole to export oil—and 49% of these vessels hold the Panamanian flag. Using open-source data, the nonprofit…

"The letter points out that United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) identified 383 vessels suspected to be part of a clandestine “ghost fleet.” Notably, almost half of these vessels, are flagged in…

"Representing Twenty other US Republican and Democratic senators, US senators Bob Casey and Marco Rubio have sent a letter dated January 11 to the AMP’s Department of Resolutions and Inquiries to…

"Citing data from the non-profit watchdog group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the letter contends that 383 vessels have been identified as suspected of operating in the ghost fleet…

"In this satellite photo provided by Planet Labs PBC, vessels identified as the Virgo, left, and the Suez Rajan — now the St. Nikolas — by the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran are seen…

"UNITED Against Nuclear Iran, the New York-based non-governmental advocacy group seeking to 'combat the threats' posed by Iran, has strongly criticised the hijacking of the Greece-owned tanker St…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chief of Staff Claire Jungman issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control…

"Attention began focusing on the Suez Rajan in February 2022, when the group United Against Nuclear Iran said it suspected the tanker carried oil from Iran’s Khargh Island, its main oil…

"A year-long cargo dispute ultimately saw the US Justice Department seize 1m barrels of Iranian crude on the ship. The Suez Rajan hit the headlines in February 2022, when the group United Against…

"Ambassador Mark Wallace, the CEO of the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) organization, told Newsweek that the Iranian seizure shows that the U.S. 'has lost its deterrence.'

'We must…

"Speaking to POLITICO, Mark Wallace, former American ambassador to the U.N. and CEO of the United Against Nuclear Iran pressure group, said he was 'extremely' concerned about the welfare of the…

ST NIKOLAS (FKA SUEZ RAJAN) Is a Vessel Operating Under the Supervision of the U.S. Department of Justice

(New York, NY) – On Thursday, masked men from the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy (IRIN)…

"The Oceania made headlines once more in March 2023, when Euronav said it was investigating claims put forward by United Against Nuclear Iran, a US-based lobby group, that the ship was preparing…

"United Against Nuclear Iran also included the vessel on a list containing ships that were under investigation by United Against Nuclear Iran for violating sanctions. The vessel Tripathi called…

(New York, N.Y.) — On Thursday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace and UANI Advisory Board Member Governor Jeb Bush co-authored an op-ed in National Review arguing…

"According to figures from New York-based pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran, Tehran exported over 530m barrels of oil last year, a 27% increase from 2022. 

The record exports were…

"... The Omega hauled sanctioned Iranian crude last year, according to United Against Nuclear Iran and cargo tracking data, but was still listed, via AIS signals, as having armed guards on board…

UANI Advisory Board Member Governor Jeb Bush and UANI CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace write: "n the past decade, as U.S. investment and diplomatic engagement in Central America waned, China has…

UANI’s final tanker tracker of the year reviews the topline data points for 2023 UANI’s impact, and offers prescriptions for 2024.

2023 Summary: Key Data-points

The free flow of Iranian…

"The representatives cited United Against Nuclear Iran’s recent warning that 370 foreign-flagged 'ghost ships' are suspected of contributing to Tehran’s circumvention of oil bans over the past two…

Iranian Oil Trafficking Updates from United Against Nuclear Iran

(New York, N.Y.) — This year has marked a significant stride in United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)'s mission to thwart the illegal…

(New York, N.Y.) — Following a multi-year effort by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), pressure from Congress on the Biden administration to hold Panama and the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP)…

"Recent data show that 'due to diminished sanctions enforcement, Iran has accumulated north of $80 billion dollars in oil revenues since 2021,' said Claire Jungman, chief of staff of United…

"Ms. Claire Jungman, Chief of Staff for United Against Nuclear Iran, will testify."

'Higher oil prices present greater profit margins for sanctioned trades, making them more attractive to illicit traders,' said Claire Jungman, chief of staff at nonprofit United Against Nuclear…

"Pressure group's chief of staff has been shining a light on the dark fleet. Jungman has been exposing vessels that sidestep sanctions and employ dangerous and deceptive shipping practices to…

In the wake of Hamas’ massacre of 1,200 Israelis on October 7, Iran has taken advantage of the ensuing chaos to escalate its policy of maritime aggression. Some of Iran’s and Iranian proxies’…

"The monthly average of Iran's crude production was between 2.76 million b/d and 3.01 million b/d during Q3, the highest since 2018, according to the Platts OPEC survey by S&P Global. The…

US pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran welcomed Ofac’s actions but said they fell well short of what is needed to choke Iran’s revenue streams and hurt its ability to fund Hamas and its…

"…The United Against Nuclear Iran flag flies near the Suez Rajan. The ship spent months anchored off Texas after it was seized."

"This is up 80% from the 775,000 barrels per day Iran averaged under the Trump Administration’s 'maximum pressure' strategy, according to United Against Nuclear Iran, the group of former U.S.…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace and Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman issued the following joint statement today following a series of…

(New York, N.Y.) — In case you missed it, last Friday, the Wall Street Journal editorial board featured data from United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) to illustrate the detrimental impact of lax…

"Iran exported nearly 1.4 million barrels of oil per day in October, sustaining its average for 2023. This is up 80% from the 775,000 barrels per day Iran averaged under the Trump Administration’s…

"According to the 'Octo'ber 2023 Iran Tanker Tracker' by United Against Nuclear Iran, the Islamic republic has exported over $80 billion worth of oil since the Biden administration began. The…

The barbaric atrocity inflicted by Iran-backed Hamas on October 7 has reignited the question of how to stop billions of petro-dollars flowing to the head of the snake in Tehran. Since the start of…

“Is Malaysia helping Iran skirt oil sanctions?” this blog asked in July 2019.  Four years and a billion barrels of oil later, the Guardian has asked the same, highlighting striking discrepancies…

SUEZ RAJAN Remains Laden With Illicit Cargo One Year After UANI Action

(New York, N.Y.) — The Marshall Islands-flagged SUEZ RAJAN remains laden at sea with approximately one million barrels of…

100 Vessels Lose Critical Certificates Following UANI Action

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)’s work to identify and detect vessels engaged in the smuggling of Iranian oil…

United Against Nuclear Iran’s (UANI’s) ship-tracking data and research shows that the Trump and Biden administrations had different impacts on Iran’s oil sector. The Trump administration sought to…

II. Chinese Imports of Iranian Oil – Total

Total Chinese imports of Iranian oil since April 2018 – the start of UANI’s Tanker Tracker resource – tells an even more dramatic story than the…

April marks the fourth anniversary of UANI’s Tanker Tracker. It draws on deep wells of HUMINT, satellite imagery, Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, cargo datasets, port documentation…

(New York, N.Y.) – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following statement today urging Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Government to…

Administration, Congress Must Work To Stop Iran From Selling Oil To China

(New York, N.Y.) — On Tuesday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Senior Adviser Ambassador Nikki Haley authored an op-ed…

In August, Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh announced an end to its fuel subsidies, which have drained the bank’s reserves since the country began descending into a financial crisis.…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)’s campaign to monitor and report illegal Iranian oil transfers and international sanctions violations was highlighted in major maritime…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)’s campaign to monitor and report illicit Iranian oil transfers and international sanctions violations was highlighted by The Wall Street…

According to filings by the United States Government in a federal court proceeding pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States seized Iranian…

Iranian Vessels Using Creative & Brazen Methods To Avoid U.S. Sanctions

(New York, N.Y.) – For the past 18 months, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has been tracking the activities of the…

News in May was dominated by Iran’s dramatic and ultimately successful delivery of 1.5 million barrels of gasoline to Venezuela, defying U.S.…

China continues to import north of 200,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from Iran but there are indications that 2020 could be the year that the U.S. finally gets…

After turning its AIS off in the Strait of Hormuz on June 20, on August 14, NITC Crude Oil Tanker SANAN has appeared in the Strait of Malacca with a…

A critical part of the US “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran is getting the regime’s oil exports to zero.  On May 2, 2019, the Trump administration terminated…

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As Iran's Oil Exports Skyrocket to 117% of Pre-Geneva…

In Case You Missed It: UANI Quoted by Reuters Regarding Iran's Rising Oil Exports "The Increase in Oil Sales Alone has Already Been Worth Over $4 Billion in New Revenue…

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UANI Calls on…

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UANI Calls on the Korean Register of Shipping to Stop Certifying…

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UANI Calls on Bureau Veritas to Comply with Sanctions and Stop…

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UANI Statement on Possible Delay of EU Insurance Ban on Iran Oil…

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