U.S. cracks down on Iran's oil tanker company, exposes fronts




 
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U.S. cracks down on Iran's oil tanker company, exposes fronts
 
July 12th, 2012  
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U.S. cracks down on Iran's oil tanker company, exposes fronts
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States ramped up pressure on Iran's ability to export oil on Thursday, identifying Tehran's main tanker firm and exposing dozens of its vessels as government-controlled entities. In the latest set of measures designed to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, the U.S. Treasury identified the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), 58 of its vessels and 27 of its affiliates as extensions of the state, which would undermine Iran's attempts to use renamed, disguised vessels to evade sanctions, the department said. ...

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