US THREATENS VISA BAN ON CREW OF IRAN TANKER

WASHINGTON: The United States has threatened a visa ban on the crew of a seized Iranian supertanker whose departure from Gibraltar Washington failed to block. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Thursday that the Grace 1 was assisting Irans Revolutionary Guards -- which the US deems a terrorist organization -- by transporting oil from Iran to Syria when it was detained last month. "Crewmembers of vessels assisting the IRGC (Revolut...

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