US Secretary of State calls for EU to condemn Iran over tanker

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says oil from the Adrian Darya 1 tanker has been offloaded in Syria and has called on the EU to condemn and hold Iran accountable. (AFP)
Updated 09 October 2019

US Secretary of State calls for EU to condemn Iran over tanker

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on the European Union to condemn Iran and hold Tehran accountable after he said oil from Iranian tanker Adrian Darya had been offloaded in Syria.
“Oil from the #AdrianDarya1 has been offloaded in Syria, proving that Iran lied to the UK and Gibraltar ... EU members should condemn this action, uphold the rule of law, and hold Iran accountable,” Pompeo wrote in a post on Twitter.
The United Kingdom seized the tanker in July off the coast of Gibraltar in July. After authorities received formal written assurances from Tehran that the ship would not discharge 2.1 million barrels of oil from Syria, the vessel was released.
But in September, Britain’s foreign minister said the tanker had sold its crude oil to the Assad regime in Syria, breaking those assurances. 


Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

Updated 06 June 2020

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

  • Indonesia has recorded 31 new deaths related to COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths to 1,801

JAKARTA: Indonesia reported on Saturday its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections, with 993 new cases, taking its total number to 30,514, a health ministry official said.
The official, Achmad Yurianto, reported 31 new deaths related to COVID-19, taking the total number of deaths in Indonesia to 1,801.