The Associated Press reports that the United States has silently confiscated the cargo of two tankers suspected of carrying Iranian oil.
The report claims that the tankers were part of a complex plan to counter sanctions, including forging documents and repainting the ship's deck to cover up illegal shipments.
Details of the previously unreported seizure were reported in a federal civil case last month after ships operated by Greek companies were ordered by U.S. law enforcement to ship more than $ 38 million worth of cargo. Houston and the Bahamas evacuated, coming out of the seal. The Associated Press added that the seizure of the shipments by the United States dates back to the fall of 2020.
The report goes on to say that Biden's government has said it intends to revive the Iran nuclear deal through the Vienna talks, which include lifting sanctions on Iranian oil exports, but has so far refused to take any action.
While confirming that the talks have reached the final stage, the United States claims that reaching a conclusion requires political decisions by Iran. State Department spokesman Ned Price claimed Friday morning that there are very few issues left to reach an agreement with Iran in Vienna, but that these are very significant and difficult issues.