US blacklists tankers to target Iranian oil sales and drone shipments


"…The blacklisting comes a day after President Joe Biden signed off a financial package to Ukraine and Israel alongside new measures aimed at targeting the Iranian oil trade which stands at a six-year high since sanctions were reimposed. The five ships spoofed their positions to disguise their activities to make it look as if they were loading Iraqi oil, according to campaign group United Against Nuclear Iran, which tracks tankers hauling Iranian cargoes."