UK & EU do as U.S. orders, seizing oil tanker en route to Syria

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the aggressive seizure of a tanker carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria, by the British Royal Marines off the coast of Gibraltar. Police and customs agents say that the tanker was in breach of European Union sanctions. According to Al Jazeera (…), the Grace 1 vessel was boarded early on Thursday when it slowed down in a designated area used by shipping agencies to ferry goods to ships in the UK territory along Spain’s southern coast.

Iran summoned the British ambassador in Tehran over the “illegal seizure” of the oil tanker in Gibraltar, Iranian state TV quoted foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying.

John Bolton, White House national security adviser, applauded the interception of the supertanker.

“Excellent news: UK has detained the supertanker Grace I laden with Iranian oil bound for Syria in violation of EU sanctions,” Bolton said on Twitter.

See Also: (Duran) – Will Epstein’s Lolita Express take down the elite?

Democrats have suggested that the new evidence may implicate President Trump, who once called Epstein a “Terrific guy” and yet kicked the billionaire pedophile out of his Mar-a-Lago club for trying to recruit an underage girl…others are focusing on the Clintons. Also: (Duran) – Swamp scrubs all Democrat ties to Epstein

In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein’s weekend arrest, an observant Twitter user noticed that someone has edited the billionaire pedophile’s Wikipedia page to remove all mention of Democrats who have flown on the “Lolita Express” – the nickname given to his private Boeing 727 jet which was reportedly outfitted with a bed. On Sunday, the sentence “Epstein flrew Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker to Africa in his private jet. Flight records show Bill Clinton flew on Epstein’s plane 26 times” (a charge Clinton denied on Monday, claiming it was only four times).

A reference to having ‘attended parties’ with Donald Trump was left untouched. Also: (Duran) – Barr will NOT recuse himself: Sign that Epstein & ‘his network’ will face justice?

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Jeffrey Epstein case and the recent, breaking news, that Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from the federal sex trafficking case brought against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in the Southern District of New York. The Epstein case has all the makings to be a massive political scandal, and with Barr in the mix, we may very well see justice served to Epstein and his network of sex traffickers. Also: (Duran) – German Deutsche Bank implodes on back of failed Merkel economic policy

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Deutsche Bank’s 18,000 job cuts by 2022, as part of a sweeping overhaul at the ailing German bank, which is transitioning out of high-risk investment banking. Deutsche Bank staff from Australia, Asia and the United States were notified of the massive lay-offs as they arrived for work, and were later photographed leaving their offices with large envelopes and boxes of their belongings.

Germany’s biggest bank is cutting roughly one-fifth of its workforce, reducing its headcount to 74,000 employees, in an effort to cut annual costs by six billion euros and return to profitability. This fresh round of job cuts comes on top of some 6,000 jobs slashed over this past year.

This latest restructuring effort could be a last chance gasp for Deutsche Bank, after merger talks with Frankfurt rival Commerzbank fell through earlier this year.