US Sells Iranian Crude Seized En Route to Venezuela

The Epoch Times

…United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), a non-profit non-partisan organization that aims to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and tracks illicit Iranian oil shipments, said that in November 2021, it identified 149 foreign-flagged vessels suspected of involvement in illegal transfers of Iranian crude and/or petroleum products. That’s up from around 70 such vessels the group identified in November 2020. “One of the most frequently deployed tactics in evading oil sanctions is ‘flag hopping,'” UANI said in a Dec. 1 statement, a tactic that involves repeated switching of a ship’s “flag” to different national registries, technically allowing such vessels to travel and dock legitimately.