Greek carrier pleads guilty to smuggling Iranian crude oil and will pay $2.4m fine
…Mark Wallace, former US ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, who heads United Against Nuclear Iran, praised Empire Navigation for agreeing to the request. He described Iranian oil smuggling as a “mafia-like” operation and urged other countries to abandon the trade. “They faced Iranian assassination threats in Greece,” Wallace told the AP. “They took the exit ramp to leave the crowd.” Wallace declined to give further details, and US court documents offered no details of the alleged threat.
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