Politics 08-11-2018

USA accuses Iran of trying to hide a dozen oil tankers

Washington has pointed out that such actions represent a threat to maritime security.

The US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, said during a regular briefing that a dozen Iranian oil tankers turned off their automatic identification systems.

"On the basis of reliable data, we now know that up to a dozen Iranian oil tankers have recently shut down their marine transponders [automatic identification system] and, in fact, have disappeared from sight ," Hook said.

The official also pointed out that the deactivation of the so-called 'transponders' makes it difficult to determine the position of the ships, adding that such actions represent a threat to maritime safety.

In addition, Hook warned of the risks for countries that allow Iranian oil tankers to enter their waters .

RT

 
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