BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Under the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Great Britain, no Iranian oil tankers are allowed to transit the Suez Canal if they are destined for a Syrian port, a Syrian military source told Al-Masdar News this morning.

The source said Iranian oil tankers are allowed to enter Mediterranean waters if the ship is destined for Turkey; however, due to U.S. and U.K. sanctions, the vessels cannot transit again if they dock at a Syrian port.

Iranian oil tanker tracked in the Mediterranean Sea en route to western Turkey Marine Traffic

As illustrated above, the Iranian oil tanker “Stark I” transited the Suez Canal because it was destined for a Turkish port near the large city of Izmir.

Egypt has denied blocking Iranian oil tankers en route to Syria, but the Syrian military said it’s not necessarily Cairo’s doing, as it is up to the transit authorities at the Suez Canal.

The source said Iran and Turkey recently met to discuss this issue and potential ways to get oil to Syria despite these sanctions.

One of the ways for Syria to receive Iranian oil is through Turkey, but they will be required to pay a hefty fee to the Turkish authorities.

The Iranians are working to restore the international highway between Tehran and Damascus in order to resume ground shipments to Syria.

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Funny, I thought the transit authority of he Suez Canai is Egypt. What’s really happening?

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My question exactly. And what happened to the much touted “freedom of navigation” that the USA and allies keep throwing at China, the last, who as far as I can tell, hasn’t restricted any shipping in the S. China Sea? This restriction of much needed transportation of oil to Syria is only because the same countries, i.e. rogue nations, USA and the UK, are currently supporting the SDF holding onto Syria territories that have oil. Basically, the USA, NATO, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Turkey and Israel failed to achieve their nefarious aims of breaking up Syria. They are now… Read more »

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NATO has no will, at the difference of the evil one in Ankara and his puppets in Tehran, Doha, Gaza and Beirut.
The aim is not to break Syria, in fact, it’s even the contrary, it’s to help Syria to break with the Ikhwan controlled states, namely Turkey, Iran, Qatar and the Ikhwan strong arm in Lebanon.
Syria’s neutrality is the key for stabilising the region.
Assad understands fast but you have to explain him for long before he does.

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There was no embargo on Iraq before Saddam invaded Kuwait, only a no fly zone due to this mofo having used chemical weapons on the Kurds, killing many thousands innocent civilians. -Actually, it wasn’t seen as an issue at US level that he invaded Kuwait, but Saddam received an orange light, not a green. The Bani-Saud didn’t saw it this way and they still had SERIOUS leverage on the US in those days since they could trigger oil crises at will (now it’s over). Saddam was told to backup, he didn’t, he then was given an ultimatum by UNSC, which… Read more »

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Before the Iran-Iraq War, I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians somehow wanted Saddam Hussein’s Iraq to go to war with the Ayatollah’s Iran like the West did at the time. And those chemical weapons sourced from both Germany and the UK, so conveniently by-passed any Western controls to find their way to Iraq to be used against Iran? And the Bush Administration’s reasons for the Invasion of Iraq: (1) Iraq was responsible for 9/11 did the rounds – ridiculous. (2) Iraq is a immediate threat to the USA – ridiculous but who was that American who said can’t… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux
It may be too late now by I wish your w***e mother’s rapist had used a condom. My best to your mom and sis, Zionist p***y boy.

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…before the first Gulf War…”
Whoops, should have read…”before the Invasion of Iraq 2003…”

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Just navigate the ship to Syria via Turkish port. Simple as that.

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The so-called sanctions on Syria by the two Anglo fascist imperialist nations and their proxies are not extra-judicial or global, thus completely void and useless. Egypt will receive a few nice hits from Iran’s naval support ships if they dare to, which they won’t since they are Yankkkee and Saudi shills. Egypt, as most pro-Western Arabs are, is a coward and nothing more.

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DASES supporters want the death of Bashar Assad