Washington 0
2 July 2020

The U.S. Justice Department announced that a judge had “issued a warrant to seize all Iranian gasoline” aboard four vessels – Bella, Bering, Luna and Pandi – “based on a probable cause showing of forfeitability”. Authorities “allege[d] a scheme involving multiple parties affiliated with the IRGC to covertly ship Iranian gasoil, obtained via ship-to-ship transfers, to Venezuela”, and contended that “profits from petroleum sales support the IRGC’s full range of nefarious activities”.

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