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U.S. Offered Millions to Iranian Tanker Captain to Hand Over Ship

A U.S. official offered several million dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker reportedly heading to Syria.

The State Department confirmed to The Hill that Brian Hook, head of the Iran Action Group, emailed the captain of the Adrian Darya 1 about sailing the tanker out of its course so the U.S. could seize the ship.

The tanker in question was suspected of carrying oil to Syria and was impounded in July by U.K. authorities in Gibraltar.

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