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Adrian Darya 1 Heading to Lebanon. Let the show begin...

proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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By threatening nations who receive the tanker, they are leaving it with two options: take it to Syria or create an ecological disaster by dumping the oil in the ocean.
Taking to Syria - they will not be allowed.
Dumping - they all will go to jail for many many years.

However, there is at least one more option and that one will work - take it back to Iran and let it sit there until Mullahs are gone.

Oh, there is another option - take oil to Haifa and let Israelis have it as partial payment for what Iran owes to Israel since 1979.
 
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    Iran tanker: US offers captain millions to hand over ship

    Adrian Darya 1 photographed as it left Gibraltar in August


    Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Adrian Darya 1 left Gibraltar in August, despite a last-minute US effort to keep it detained
    The US state department has confirmed it offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker which is at the centre of a diplomatic row.
    Brian Hook, head of the department's Iran Action Group, emailed the captain of the Adrian Darya 1 about sailing it somewhere the US could seize it.
    The vessel was suspected of moving oil to Syria, and was temporarily impounded by UK authorities in Gibraltar in July.
    It was released last month after Iran gave assurances about its destination.
    The US justice department, which had tried to block the release, then issued a warrant to seize the tanker.
    Reports of the cash offer first appeared in the Financial Times on Wednesday and have been confirmed by the state department.
    "We have conducted extensive outreach to several ship captains as well as shipping companies," a spokeswoman told AFP news agency.
    The US blacklisted the tanker last Friday. A treasury department statement said the vessel was being used to transport 2.1 million barrels of Iranian crude oil for the benefit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard - a branch of the country's armed forces the US has designated a terrorist organisation.
    What did the emails say?
    According to the Financial Times, Mr Hook sent an email to the Indian captain of the Adrian Darya 1, Akhilesh Kumar, before it imposed sanctions on the ship.
    "I am writing with good news," the email read. The Trump administration was willing to pay the captain several million dollars to take the ship somewhere it could be seized by US authorities.
    The emails reportedly carried a state department phone number to make sure the captain - who took over the ship after it was impounded - did not think they were fake.
    Mr Hook told the newspaper the state department was "working very closely with the maritime community to disrupt and deter illicit oil exports".
    Mr Kumar ignored the emails. The US then imposed sanctions on him personally when they blacklisted the Adrian Darya 1.
    On Twitter, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the US of "outright blackmail".
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    The Trump administration announced on Wednesday new sanctions on an Iranian shipping network used to sell oil, and offered $15m to anyone who could help to disrupt the system.
    What is the tanker row?
    The Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, was detained by British authorities in Gibraltar on 4 July after it was suspected of moving oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions.
    It was released on 15 August after Iran gave assurances it would not discharge its cargo in Syria - despite the last-minute US effort to prevent its release.
    Tracking websites indicate the ship is currently in the eastern Mediterranean, although it has reportedly turned off its signalling device.
    Its initial seizure sparked a diplomatic crisis between the UK and Iran, which saw Iran seize a British-flagged and Swedish-owned oil tanker, the Stena Impero, in the Gulf.
    On Wednesday it released seven of the ship's 23 international crew. The remaining 16 crew members are believed to be with the vessel near Iran's southern port of Bandar Abbas.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    Iran tanker: US offers captain millions to hand over ship

    Adrian Darya 1 photographed as it left Gibraltar in August


    Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Adrian Darya 1 left Gibraltar in August, despite a last-minute US effort to keep it detained
    The US state department has confirmed it offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker which is at the centre of a diplomatic row.
    Brian Hook, head of the department's Iran Action Group, emailed the captain of the Adrian Darya 1 about sailing it somewhere the US could seize it.
    The vessel was suspected of moving oil to Syria, and was temporarily impounded by UK authorities in Gibraltar in July.
    It was released last month after Iran gave assurances about its destination.
    The US justice department, which had tried to block the release, then issued a warrant to seize the tanker.
    Reports of the cash offer first appeared in the Financial Times on Wednesday and have been confirmed by the state department.
    "We have conducted extensive outreach to several ship captains as well as shipping companies," a spokeswoman told AFP news agency.
    The US blacklisted the tanker last Friday. A treasury department statement said the vessel was being used to transport 2.1 million barrels of Iranian crude oil for the benefit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard - a branch of the country's armed forces the US has designated a terrorist organisation.
    What did the emails say?
    According to the Financial Times, Mr Hook sent an email to the Indian captain of the Adrian Darya 1, Akhilesh Kumar, before it imposed sanctions on the ship.
    "I am writing with good news," the email read. The Trump administration was willing to pay the captain several million dollars to take the ship somewhere it could be seized by US authorities.
    The emails reportedly carried a state department phone number to make sure the captain - who took over the ship after it was impounded - did not think they were fake.
    Mr Hook told the newspaper the state department was "working very closely with the maritime community to disrupt and deter illicit oil exports".
    Mr Kumar ignored the emails. The US then imposed sanctions on him personally when they blacklisted the Adrian Darya 1.
    On Twitter, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the US of "outright blackmail".
    Presentational white space

    The Trump administration announced on Wednesday new sanctions on an Iranian shipping network used to sell oil, and offered $15m to anyone who could help to disrupt the system.
    What is the tanker row?
    The Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, was detained by British authorities in Gibraltar on 4 July after it was suspected of moving oil to Syria in breach of EU sanctions.
    It was released on 15 August after Iran gave assurances it would not discharge its cargo in Syria - despite the last-minute US effort to prevent its release.
    Tracking websites indicate the ship is currently in the eastern Mediterranean, although it has reportedly turned off its signalling device.
    Its initial seizure sparked a diplomatic crisis between the UK and Iran, which saw Iran seize a British-flagged and Swedish-owned oil tanker, the Stena Impero, in the Gulf.
    On Wednesday it released seven of the ship's 23 international crew. The remaining 16 crew members are believed to be with the vessel near Iran's southern port of Bandar Abbas.
    :jimlad: Bhah-blah-blah
     
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    Viral

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    Is that how they corrupt our leaders?
    Take the bribe and betray your people , we make you a hero,
    Refuse the bribe and be loyal to your people, we call you terrorist...
    That does sound familiar:banghead:



    US proudly admits to bribery & extortion of Iranian oil tanker captains after open piracy fails

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    The US State Department is openly using organized crime tactics, including bribery and extortion, in an effort to bend Iran to its will after its usual allies refused to get sucked into a coalition to 'police' the Persian Gulf.
    The Pentagon admits that “no plan” has yet come together to combat Iranian oil tanker traffic militarily – the usual “coalition of the willing” has not materialized, with nothing to gain from picking a fight with the well-armed Islamic republic – and has passed the issue to the State Department consiglieres, er, diplomats.
    US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook dangled millions of dollars in front of the captain of beleaguered Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, Akhilesh Kumar, hoping to entice him into sailing to a country that would impound the vessel Gibraltar released last month – and warning that if Kumar did not comply, he would suffer dire consequences.
    I am writing with good news,” Hook wrote cheerily in an email obtained by the Financial Times, taking care to include an official State Department phone number so the Indian captain wouldn’t think the letter was a scam.
    With this money you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age… If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you.
    Just two days after delivering the mafia-style missive, Hook notified the captain that he had been sanctioned by the US. Kumar, who replaced the tanker’s previous captain before it left Gibraltar, was placed on the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals list and banned from entering the US – all because he opted to do his job instead of betraying his employers.
    A State Department spokeswoman gladly confirmed that Kumar isn’t the only seafarer to receive the carrot-and-stick treatment, either – Hook has emailed “roughly a dozen captains” in recent months in an effort to scare mariners into understanding that helping Iran evade sanctions comes at a heavy price.
    We have conducted extensive outreach to several ship captains as well as shipping companies warning them of the consequences of providing support to a foreign terrorist organization,” the spokeswoman boasted. The US unilaterally declared the IRGC terrorists five months ago – reportedly at Israel’s behest – and the designation has not been adopted by other countries.
    The liberation of the Adrian Darya appeared to infuriate Washington, which attempted to stop the ship’s release with a last-minute asset forfeiture suit accusing the ship of crimes including money laundering and terror financing. The US has warned allies that giving aid or comfort to the ship will put them at risk, a threat that may explain why the tanker has appeared to change its destination four times since setting sail from Gibraltar.
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif slammed the extortion attempt in a tweet, noting such thuggish foreign policy by the “B Team Gangsters” was “becoming a pattern.”
    Having failed at piracy, the US resorts to outright blackmail – deliver us Iran’s oil and receive several million dollars or be sanctioned yourself.
    And like any ambitious crime ring, the US is recruiting informants with promises of vast sums of cash – up to $15 million, according to a recent tweet – in exchange for information that helps “disrupt” the financial operations of the IRGC. Any companies and individuals accused of helping Iran evade US sanctions are fair game, as are those who merely do business with the elite military unit.
    The name of the program? “Rewards for Justice,” because “Snitch and Get Rich” doesn’t quite fit on State Department letterhead.
     
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    Tehran says Iranian tanker reached its destination, sold its oil
    Published time: 8 Sep, 2019 13:35
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    Tehran says Iranian tanker reached its destination, sold its oil

    What appears to be the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1 off the coast of Tartus, Syria, is pictured in this September 6, 2019 satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies. © Maxar Technologies / Reuters

    The Iranian oil tanker that was recently released after being seized by the British Marines has safely arrived at its destination and sold its cargo, the Iranian Foreign Ministry has said.
    Responding to the announcement, a US official told Reuters that Washington will continue to target any individuals or states that do business with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. The US claimed that the tanker Adrian Darya was en route to Syria, in violation of sanctions.
    The news comes just days after Akhilesh Kumar, the captain of the beleaguered tanker, was placed on a US sanctions list. The US State Department’s special representative for Iran unsuccessfully tried to bribe Kumar into delivering the ship to the US or its allies. The captain rejected the offer, even after reportedly being offered millions to defect.
     
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    "going to Syria" - It takes approx. 10 days for a tanker to travel the length of Midi, when did the tanker leave Gibraltar and and where is it now?

    @Robin Hood , @Viral , the only part was wrong about is that US actually need to do anything about the tanker. Looks like mere threat of sanctions is good enough to make AD I running circles until the very oil it carries is burnt for fuel.

    PS. I understand how much you want for me to be wrong and you might eventually succeed catching me, but not this time.
    I want you to be wrong, yes... but you make it easy for me. You're WRONG as usual.
    The tanker has delivered its shipment in Syria lmao.

    You're wrong again. Eventually you'll get tired of it.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    I want you to be wrong, yes... but you make it easy for me. You're WRONG as usual.
    The tanker has delivered its shipment in Syria lmao.

    You're wrong again. Eventually you'll get tired of it.
    Assuming AD has reached Syria, what should happen next in order for it to be beneficial to Iran?

    Even if tanker has found berth for now the part with value is oil and it has value only if this oil is sold and Iran has earned from it - do they?
     
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    Assuming AD has reached Syria, what should happen next in order for it to be beneficial to Iran?

    Even if tanker has found berth for now the part with value is oil and it has value only if this oil is sold and Iran has earned from it - do they?
    Don't change the subject. The Iranian regime does nothing that benefits Iran. That's not my point nor does it have anything to do with why you're wrong. You're wrong because you said the oil will never reach Syria. it did. You're wrong because you said the tanker will never be released. It was. You're wrong because you said Iran won't be able to get away with capturing tankers in the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile Iran is still holding Little Satan's tanker.

    You're wrong.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    Don't change the subject. The Iranian regime does nothing that benefits Iran. That's not my point nor does it have anything to do with why you're wrong. You're wrong because you said the oil will never reach Syria. it did. You're wrong because you said the tanker will never be released. It was. You're wrong because you said Iran won't be able to get away with capturing tankers in the Persian Gulf. Meanwhile Iran is still holding Little Satan's tanker.

    You're wrong.
    To me Iranian tanker's cargo was always the issue not the ship and I do not see how subject has changed.

    "The Iranian regime does nothing that benefits Iran" - Demagoguery. Iranian regime does everything to benefit Iranian regime and firsts and foremost Iranian regime needs money to sustain itself and its terrorist and other disruptive activities.

    Again, even if we are to assume that ship has actually reached Syria did Iranian regime benefit from it?
    Because if it did not, then I can even agree to be wrong, wrong and glad.

    "Little Satan" - Whoever do you mean for I am not aware of any Israeli tankers captured?
     
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