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Iran accuses US of trying to seize oil tanker

Iran accuses US of trying to seize oil tanker

Iran accuses US of trying to seize oil tanker Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says soldiers have thwarted a U.S. naval attempt in the Gulf of Oman. The incident is said to have taken place south of the port city of Sapahar; Iran did not say when.

Anonymous US government officials oppose Iran’s reading to Reuters. In fact, they say, Iran has seized an oil tanker. Authorities say Iran seized a ship carrying the Vietnamese flag last month, and the U.S. navy was only in the area to monitor the situation.

Nuclear cord

Iranian elite forces have frequently seized oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz in recent years. Earlier, Iranian expert Bayman Jaffari (UvA) explained the seizures mainly to the NOS. Display of power The regime wants to increase pressure on the international community to lift sanctions against the country and end a new nuclear deal.

in it 2015 first contract Iran, the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany have all agreed to control Iran’s nuclear program. This was done to prevent the country from developing nuclear weapons. In response, sanctions on Iran were lifted.

In 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement. According to then-President Trump, the country continues to develop nuclear weapons despite the agreement. The United States subsequently increased sanctions against the country. Europe later announced it wanted to keep the deal alive, but it was under great pressure.

Inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were said to be monitoring compliance with the agreement, but the UN Nuclear Monitoring Organization recently said it was finding it difficult to measure compliance with Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal.

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No inspectors

Since February, the country has no longer allowed IAEA inspectors. However, the IAEA is permitted on most nuclear facilities To be monitored by surveillance cameras. The country has significantly increased its reserves of highly enriched uranium since May.

Ali Bakeri Gani, one of Iran’s top negotiators, said talks on a new agreement would continue in Vienna on November 29. US President Biden has said he wants to renew the 2015 agreement.