Seized Iranian Oil Stuck in Legal Limbo as U.S. Companies Fear Iranian Retaliation


…According to sources familiar with the case, the U.S. government scrutinized the Suez Rajan only after the nonprofit organization United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), based in New York, accused the ship of transporting sanctioned oil. Satellite photos and ship-tracking data were cited as evidence. Additionally, lawyers representing 9/11 victims and their families, who have been granted the right to claim compensation from Iran’s government by U.S. courts, filed a lawsuit against one of the ship’s former owners. These allegations and subsequent legal actions prompted federal authorities to intervene.