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US offered millions of dollars to captain of Iranian oil tanker for ship’s seizure, reports say

September 5, 2019

The U.S. State Department has offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker suspected of heading to Syria.

U.S. special representative to Iran, Brian Hook, reportedly emailed the captain of the Adrian Darya 1 about sailing the vessel to a country that would impound it on behalf of Washington.

The ship, which until recently was known as Grace 1, has been at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Iran and Western powers for several weeks.

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