As the Adrian Darya 1, formerly the Grace 1, meanders across the Mediterranean Sea, the world is monitoring closely to see where she finally stops to discharge the over two million barrels of Iranian crude oil onboard. Any country or entity aiding the vessel will be deemed by the United States as assisting a foreign terrorist organization. Read More
Vladimir Putin could turn out to be the big winner economically and diplomatically if the United States sticks to its pledge of no more sanction waivers for countries buying Iranian oil, a leading expert on the Middle East said on Monday. Read More
With tougher United Nations sanctions now restricting the flow of oil to North Korea, the regime is taking more extreme measures to evade international scrutiny, making monitoring regional maritime traffic an even more pressing mission for U.S. intelligence and naval forces, an expert on illicit trade told USNI News on Tuesday.
The following is the Aug. 19, 2014 Congressional Research Service report: Iran Sanctions Read More