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US 'concerned' over untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil

US 'concerned' over untrackable China ships carrying Iran oil
Wednesday 16
13:50 2019

The White House has warned Chinese shipping companies against turning off their ships' transponders to hide Iranian oil shipments in violation of United States sanctions, two senior administration officials said. "We've been messaging very heavily to the shipping companies, you don't want to do this, it's not worth it," said one official, who spoke to Reuters news agency on condition of anonymity. "It's incredibly dangerous and irresponsible behaviour." China is the largest remaining buyer of Iranian oil after US President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Tehran's main export. Trump tightened US sanctions in May in an effort to drive Iran's ...

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Summary: China is the largest remaining buyer of Iranian oil after the US reimposed sanctions on Tehran's main export.

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