UK Condemns Iran Regime Over the Adrian Darya Oil Tanker
The UK Foreign Secretary has condemned Iran’s regime for breaching assurances over the Adrian Darya 1 oil tanker.
The Iranian regime repeatedly gave assurances to the Government of Gibraltar that the Adrian Darya 1 would not deliver oil to any EU-sanctioned entity in Syria or elsewhere.
The UK Foreign Office said in a statement Tuesday: It is now clear that Iran has breached these assurances and that the oil has been transferred to Syria and Assad’s murderous regime.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab summoned the Iranian Regime’s Ambassador to condemn Tehran’s actions.
He said: “Iran has shown complete disregard for its own assurances over Adrian Darya 1.”
“This sale of oil to Assad’s brutal regime is part of a pattern of behaviour by the Government of Iran designed to disrupt regional security. This includes illegally supplying weapons to Houthi insurgents in Yemen, support for Hezbollah terrorists and most recently its attempts to hijack commercial ships passing through the Gulf.”
Iran Soccer Fan Dies After Setting Herself on Fire
The heart wrenching death of Sahar Khodayari, a young woman who had self-immolated to protest against suppression and discrimination, underscores the imperative of confronting the religious tyranny ruling Iran and condemning its misogynous policies, the NCRI’s Women’s Committee said in a statement on Tuesday.
Sahar’s tragic death is heartbreaking for all Iranians, especially women and young girls, and only strengthens their resolve to overthrow the ruling theocracy and establish freedom and equality in Iran, the NCRI Women’s Committee said.
It called on international organizations defending women’s rights to condemn the regime’s misogynous policies and its crimes against Iranian women and girls.
US Announces New Sanctions Targeting Iran Regime’s Revolutionary Guards
The United States said it was imposing sanctions on a “wide range of terrorists and their supporters,” including the Iranian Regime’s Revolutionary Guards, or IRGC, on Tuesday, on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The sanctions targeted 15 leaders, individuals and entities affiliated with groups including the IRGC, Hamas, Al Qaeda, and ISIS, the US Treasury Department said in a statement.
The sanctions follow a modernised counterterrorism Executive Order by the US President which “enhances the authorities we use to target the finances of terror groups and their leaders to ensure they are as robust as possible,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Among those sanctioned are: Muhammad Said Izad, a leader with the IRGC based in Lebanon, and identified as “the chief of the Palestinian Office of the IRGC-Quds Force Lebanon Corp.”
Three Australians Detained in Iran
Three Australians have been detained in Iran, Australian authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
In a statement, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran. It would not comment further on the three cases due to privacy reasons, and would not confirm whether the cases were related.
According to a report by Australian state broadcaster ABC, one of the three is a British-Australian woman who has been behind bars for almost a year. The other two are a couple — a British-Australian woman and her Australian boyfriend — who were arrested in the past few months.