Rejection of US claim about seizing Iranian oil and selling it worth $40 million
The United States made a ridiculous claim on Thursday that it sold 1.1 million barrels of oil which were confiscated in August from four Iranian tankers sailing with the non-Iranian flag en route to Venezuela, valued at about $ 40 million! And much of it would be contributed to a US fund for alleged victims of “state-sponsored terrorism.”
But what was the essence of the story?
According to our information, the cargo is sold at sea to a third party, and when the Americans try to seize it, they realize that this oil is no longer belongs to Iran, but to a third party. However, by any force, they buy the oil from a third party and transport it to an unknown place. An American site also writes that Iranian oil was confiscated! The third party, on the other hand, is suing the United States, citing Pompeo and Bloomberg.
This is while the company had taken money for this oil from the United States!
Anyhow, Bloomberg, realizing the mistake, also points to this issue and skip it, and other news agencies refuse to maneuver on this news. And now, a few months later, this ridiculous claim is being made again by the United States or the same US attorney for the District of Columbia.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran also tweeted in response to these claim:
“The Pirates of the Caribbean openly boasting abt their booty. Only, as we said before: it wasn’t ours. But sb else’s oil has certainly been stolen. No one civilized brags abt stealing. To US rogue regime: your toolbox, unlike ours, is shrinking by the day. Ask @robertcobrien”
The Pirates of the Caribbean openly boasting abt their booty.
Only, as we said before: it wasn’t ours. But sb else’s oil has certainly been stolen. No one civilized brags abt stealing.
— Saeed Khatibzadeh (@SKhatibzadeh) October 30, 2020