Iran & China "Caught Red-Handed" In Illicit Oil Transfer Off Indonesia | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Iran & China "Caught Red-Handed" In Illicit Oil Transfer Off Indonesia

Iran is demanding answers on Monday from the Indonesian government after its coast guard seized an Iranian-flagged vessel off the Indonesian coast over the weekend.

Indonesia's coast guard said the tanker was "caught red-handed" in an illegal ship to ship oil transfer with a Panamanian-flagged tanker. The Sunday incident comes after multiple international reports detailed the increasingly creative ways that both Iran and Venezuela are seeking to skirt US sanctions on their crude exports, often with China's help.

The Wilson Center's Jason Brodsky has noted that the Iranian-flagged MT Horse, which is one of the vessels involved, was "sent by Iran to Venezuela last year to deliver 2.1 million barrels of Iranian condensate." In this latest episode it appears a China-Iran venture to import or ship the Islamic Republic's "banned" oil.

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