Greece Shipping Ministry Tells Vessels: Steer Clear of Persian Gulf

National Herald

…Iran had said that it would take “punitive action” against Greece over the confiscation of Iranian oil by the US from the tanker held at Karystos and that it would be stepped up even more. The Lana had loaded 700,000 barrels of crude oil from the Syrian island of Siri on August 19 to transport to a Russian-controlled Black Sea port under a bilateral agreement between Iran and Russia. Mark Wallace, head of The United Against Nuclear Iran nonprofit organization, a staunch opponent of Iran, had asked Mitsotakis to let Greece impound the vessel, saying the ship and its cargo were under sanctions.