Iran Seizes Tankers, Then Accuses Greece of ‘Highway Robbery’
… United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), a bipartisan advocacy group in the U.S., said the Lana was laden with 700,000 barrels of Iranian oil loaded from Iran’s Siri Island and was heading to the Turkish port of Marmara. The tanker has a history of transporting Iranian oil, UANI said. “In 2021, PEGAS transported more than 3 million barrels of Iranian oil to customers globally, with over 2.6 million of those barrels ending up in China,” UANI said. A day before the Lana was unloaded, the Treasury sanctioned an arm of the IRGC called the Quds Force based on oil smuggling and money laundering allegations.