The U.S. is expressing concern over an Iranian oil tanker that was set free after being detained off of the coast of Gibraltar. The oil tanker set its course for Greece late Sunday after being detained by the British for a month for its alleged plans to break EU sanctions against Syria.
Mohammad Javad Zarif
President Trump says Iran is in serious financial trouble, and desperately wants to speak with the U.S. However, the Islamic Republic may be getting “mixed signals” from other world leaders.
Iran’s foreign minister said his nation will no longer tolerate “maritime offenses” in the Persian Gulf. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the statement during a news conference Monday, just one day after Iran seized an Iraqi oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly smuggling fuel.
Iran claims its ready to take another step away from the conditions set in the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced Saturday the country will take it’s third step, to reduce compliance with the deal, but didn’t elaborate on what the actions would be. Zarif claims the moves was in response to the pact not being implemented by “others.”