Oil supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of being carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
Oil supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of being carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Greece refuses to facilitate Iranian oil tanker's passage to Syria

By: MENA
Wed, Aug. 21, 2019
ATHENS, Aug 21 (MENA) - Greece will not facilitate an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean to deliver oil to Syria, The Star reported Wednesday quoting Greek deputy foreign minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis as saying.

"We want to send a message that we are not willing to facilitate the course of this ship to Syria," Varvitsiotis told Greece's ANT1 television.

Washington warned Athens on Tuesday against assisting and harboring the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, which was released last week from its detention by Gibraltar's authorities.

On Tuesday, Greece's Merchant Marine Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said that Athens had not received a request from the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya to dock in Greece, according to Sputnik.
 
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