Tanker Tracking reported that Iran tripled its oil deliveries to Syria, defying export restrictions imposed by the United States and the European Union.
Tanker Tracking satellite-tracked the large tanker that left Iran and docked at the Port of Baniyas in Tartous Governorate, Syria, according to an April 28 tweet.
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Syria has now become the largest consumer of Iranian oil, after the Chinese regime lowered its demand due to the large commercial decline caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus pandemic, according to the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES).
Syria was getting about 2 million barrels of oil per month from Iran but trackers detected oil tankers carrying about 6.8 million barrels to its ports.
Some theories emerge that try to explain the excessive increase in the volumes of oil that have moved from Iran to Syria.
One of them argues that the government of Bashar Assad and the Islamic Muslim organization Hezbollah are trying to sell the oil on the black market, and another that Iran is forced to store excess oil production.
Sanctions restricting the marketing of Iranian-origin fuel lowered its exports from 2.5 million barrels a day to just 340,000, generating a significant budget deficit, according to Radio Farda, an Iranian arm of Radio Free Europe.
Iran is considered the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, and its capacity to enrich uranium has been blocked.
Likewise, both the United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Iran that limit its commercialization of oil, the main source of currency for this country.
President Trump withdrew the United States from the international agreement with Iran in 2018 because Iran violated it to force the lifting of the sanctions that weighed on the nation.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog reported on Nov. 19, 2019, that heavy water reserves in Iran had exceeded the 143-ton limit, according to France.24.