Adrian Darya 1, the Iranian oil tanker that the US has been tracking for several days, is now less than 10 nautical miles off the Syrian coast.
The ship's captain, Akhilesh Kumar, has refused to cooperate with a planned oil shipment and requests to be fired or replaced.
The ship, formerly known as Grace 1, shut down its tracking systems on Monday when it drove to Syria afternoon.
When the vessel entered Syrian waters, it opposed an obligation to the United Kingdom which enabled it to be released after his arrest in the Strait of Gibraltar.
The ship carried 2.1 million barrels of Iranian crude oil around 130 million dollars. On Friday, the Ministry of Finance hit the tanker and his captain with sanctions.
IRANIAN OIL TANKER AWARDED BY US TURNES THE TRACKER
Iranian oil tankers often turn around In trying to hide cargo, they shut down their automatic tracking systems.
After a summer full of attacks by Iran and Iranian deputies on Western oil tankers and infrastructures, there are great tensions in the Persian Gulf.
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The Iranians have demanded from the US a relaxation of sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran would break a third commitment in the 201
The Trump government imposed further sanctions against Iran on Tuesday afternoon, this time against the country's space agency.
Fox News & # 39; Yonat Friling contributed to this report.