Washington: Kurdish Oil Tanker Anchored Outside U.S. Waters and Not in Our Scope of Legal
|July 30, 2014||Filled under Kurdistan News|
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Said the U.S. State Department, said the tanker carrying a cargo of oil from Iraqi Kurdistan Region anchored outside U.S. waters off the coast of Texas, and a court order to confiscate the shipment will be implemented only when the ship enters the territorial waters of the United States.
And approved by a U.S. judge evening before yesterday Monday at the request of Baghdad to confiscate the cargo disputed that more than $100 million dollars, but the judge other U.S. rejected the request and promised her court she does not have the legal authority to do so because it is anchored at a distance 60 miles from the beach U.S. which means that it issued earlier to confiscate the cargo valued at $100 million dollars can not be enforced at this time.
Jane Sacchi said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press statement and I followed “Twilight News”, “The shipment is not yet legal jurisdiction of the United States … as they enter the U.S. legal jurisdiction, the court order on the shipment can be implemented.”
Sacchi said that the United States believes that the oil from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq must be transferred from the federal government during the Iraqi valuable Baghdad.
Sacchi said, “Once again this is an issue, given that it is not within the scope of our specialty, we are legal and we can not do anything worth mentioning at this stage.”
Was a U.S. Coast Guard approved on Monday the tanker, which can not enter the port of Galveston near Houston because of its large size to transfer cargo to smaller vessels for shipment to the U.S. mainland.
The tanker loaded with about one million barrels of crude oil worth about $ 100 million dollars and reached the Texas coast on Saturday.
Iraq has said in the lawsuit filed Monday that the shipment was sold without his permission and demanded by enabling them.
For his part, warned Iraq of companies dealing with oil, “getaway” from the province of Kurdistan, said he would work to ensure the confiscation of such shipments.
A spokesman for the Iraqi Oil Ministry, Assem Jihad, “Reuters,” and I followed “Twilight News”, “The ministry will continue to pursue any future shipments and will seek legal means to target any buyers and confiscated crude shipments offered for sale.
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