U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Dept official

 U.S. will aggressively enforce sanctions over Iran tanker: State Dept official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will aggressively enforce its sanctions to prevent the private sector from assisting an Iranian oil tanker that is travelling through the Mediterranean and that Washington wants seized, a State Department official said.

"The shipping sector is on notice that we will aggressively enforce U.S. sanctions," the official told Reuters days after warning countries not to allow the tanker to dock.

Ship tracking data has shown the ship, Adrian Darya, formerly called Grace 1, last heading toward Greece, although Greece's prime minister said it was not heading to his country.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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Updated Date: Aug 23, 2019 04:11:59 IST