October 30. On the 29th local time, a US Justice Department official stated that the 1.1 million barrels of oil destined for Venezuela previously intercepted had been sold for more than 40 million U.S. dollars, and claimed that the oil was intercepted from Iran.
According to Agence France-Presse, the acting attorney general of Washington, D.C. Michael Sherwin stated that the oil from these four tankers was sold for more than $40 million, and said that “a significant portion” of it would be “victims of terrorism” supported by the US government.者” to provide funds.
The U.S. Department of Justice issued a statement on August 14 this year that the U.S. intercepted four oil tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela and confiscated more than 1 million barrels of oil.
U.S. State Department spokesperson Oltagus issued a statement on the same day that the United States will continue to implement a policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran and Venezuela.
Regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s claim that the U.S. intercepted four oil tankers carrying Iranian oil, on August 16, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif tweeted to clarify the truth that the U.S.
intercepted ship was not Iranian, the flag was not Iranian, and the oil on board was also It is not Iranian, because the offshore delivery has already been completed in the Persian Gulf.