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BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said onSaturday, that “the ships that the United States seized and claimed to be Iranian were not Iranian and did not carry Iran’s flag.”

Rouhani said, during the meeting of the National Committee to Combat Coronavirus, “This lie was to cover up the shame inflicted on the United States in the Security Council after rejecting its draft resolution to extend the embargo on Iran,” the Mehr News Agency reported.

The Wall Street Journal quoted American officials as saying that “the U.S. government has seized for the first time ships that it said were transporting Iranian fuel in violation of the sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration.”

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice said that the United States had seized four Iranian fuel shipments en route to Venezuela and confiscated them, describing it as the largest U.S. seizure of Iranian fuel ever.

However, an unnamed Iranian government official told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that no Iranian tanker or cargo has been seized.

They added, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced several times that it will respond to any hostile steps aimed at restricting its legitimate and legal rights, and it has not allowed any country to undertake such acts.”

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2020-08-17 13:03

Who ever owns the fuel. The US committed an act of piracy.

A.H.
A.H.
2020-08-17 12:13

time has come to return to 1940-1945, when convoys were protected by warships and sumarines. The dotard trump is playing whit american lives !!! Iran shoud order that the us is a terrorist – piraty state and that every vessel or plane must be shot down or sink. First stop using the dollar !!!!

Neil Barron
Neil Barron
2020-08-17 00:26
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I see Iran’s tone is so vicious there going to do what? They don’t have enough money to wipe there dupa.

Jonathan Mathews
Jonathan Mathews
2020-08-17 03:12
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If they don’t have money why is Israel so eager to sanction them? Chose one narrative and stick with it. Schizophrenia doesn’t help anyone. Certainly not a ‘tribe’ well known for having it due to inbreeding 😉 .

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2020-08-17 13:05
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I see the returning of piracy. That will lick your dups real good.