The Iranian vessel that was seized by the British Royal Marines was carrying an estimated two million barrels of oil destined for the Syrian portcity of Tartous, a Syrian government source told Al-Masdar News.

The Iranian supertanker, Grace 1, reportedly took an unorthodox route that resulted in the vessel bypassing the heavily monitored Suez Canal; however, the ship was being closely monitored by the British authorities, who later deployed their Royal Marines to seize it.

Iran’s Grace 1 supertanker is currently located off the coast of Gibraltar after the British Royal Marines siezed the vessel. Source: MarineTraffic.com

The government source said the supertanker’s oil was eventually destined for the Baniyas Refinery in northwestern Tartous; it was being repaired after a mysterious attack on Syria’s Mediterranean pipeplines.

Syria, who is under heavy sanctions from the E.U. and the United States, was reliant on this Iranian oil shipment, as the country uses the petrol for a number of different purposes, including things like providing electricity to the Syrian people.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in late 2016, Iran has found themselves under the same sanctions that were imposed on the Islamic Republic before the implementation of the 2015 Nuclear deal.

These western sanctions have restricted Iran from delivering oil to wartorn Syria, which has left the Syrian people in a dire situation.

In addition to blocking foreign oil from reaching Syria’s shores, the U.S and their Coalition partners are in control of most of the Levantine country’s oil fields.

The U.S. has specifically blocked this oil from reaching millions of Syrians living under the gover​​​​​​​nment, which is where most of the population lives.

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That is worth over $ 120 million in USD and worth over 5 trillion in Iranian Rial.
That is a big chunk of money Iran can not use. We know why that oil ship was hijacked.
United ISIS States, United ISIS Kingdom and ISISrael want to make Iran even more weaker in resource, financially and militarily before they can start attacking Iran.
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al-Nakba v2.0
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ISIS was created by Iran, ROFL!
+++ “want to make Iran even more weaker in resource, financially and militarily”
>>> Ah, money is the nerve of war!

+++ “before they can start attacking Iran.”
>>> Attacking Iran is not considered. Just demolishing its disgusting regime. We are not against the Iranian people, in fact, we stand by the Iranian people : 80% of Iranians despise this regime. The mullahs shall go.

Roki
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We are not against the Iranian people, in fact, we stand by the new Sah Reza Pahlavi who will give us unimpeded access to Iranian resources.But we stand by the Iranian people,blah blah blah

Nigel Woo
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BOMB THEM IRAN. ALLAH GIVE GREENLIGHT.

Nigel Woo
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Nigel Woo

WHAT? WHEN DID THE MEANING OF SANCTION, MEAN OTHER CAN SEIZE IRAN TANKER?
THEN HOW ABOUT CONTROL IRAN PORT TOO, IF THAT ALLOWED TO HAPPEN.

BOMB THEM IRAN, NO MORE GIVE FACE

Nigel Woo
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Sanction mean other cannot deal with Iran. Then who give UK rights to seize Iran tanker.
You presume other dumb till cannot tell, who act like gangster like middle east belong to their father?

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

UK=Al Capones.

al-Nakba v2.0
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No. Al Capone hadn’t a $2.85 trillions GDP… 😉

Long Live Syria
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Long Live Syria

Will the tanker and the crude return back to Iran after all it is Iranian Oil. This is so sad, so many Syrian civilians also will get affected due to fuel shortage. Brits have become the Alsatian guard dogs and obey his master’s command. Syrians posed no threat to Brits and US and yet the Brits US & Israel continue to attack Syria. They are all attaching a lot of Bad Karma due to the illegitimate actions which will come back to haunt them sooner.

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Israel is only attacking Iran/Hezbollah arms depot. Hezbollah attacks Israel for 37 years and is funded by Iran and cocaine trafficking. They only reap what they’ve sown and Israel really restraint itself too much. Moshe Dayan was more efficient as a DM than Bibi. Maybe Bibi should take Gantz as DM : he was IDF joint chief of staff… Best DMs are either former JCoS or historians. +++ “This is so sad, so many Syrian civilians also will get affected due to fuel shortage” >>> Syria must become neutral, Assad REALLY MUST understand this. It’s the only way to guarantee… Read more »

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It is state piracy and economical terrorism from the poodle of the US: GB.

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Nicaloks

Iran Close Hormuz!!!!

al-Nakba v2.0
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Yup! Let’s finish off the ayatoilets regime once and for all. A pity US didn’t went further than Operation Praying Mantis when the pitiful mullahs already did it in 1988.

Sweet Robert
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Sweet Robert

Reprobates not only stealing but causing Syrians to suffer. No respect for these bought and paid for Zionist tools.

al-Nakba v2.0
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al-Nakba v2.0

Where is the problem? Stealing from infidels is legal in Sharia law. They just gave a taste of its own medicine to the Islamic regime of Iran : If mussies have the right to steal from kafir, so kafir has the right to steal from mussie…

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Piracy is alive and well on the shores of Grande Bretagne. Nothing has changed under admiralty law since the pirates kicked Spanish and French a*s. 🙁

Sweet Robert
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Make America respected again and Vote Tulsi Gabbard. We had Obama and his special interest, the Muslim Brotherhood and now we have Trump and his Zionist special interests. Kick parasite Zionists and their terrorists to the curb.

al-Nakba v2.0
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Tulsi Gabbard is a military… Don’t expect she being weak.
Zionists are cool, Iranian regime is terrorist.

Renegade Dalek
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I doubt any Syrian civilians would have gained any benefit should the tanker had made it to Syria. It’s just another lost skirmish in Iran’s war against the world.