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[Thread] Interesting angle to the oil tanker sabotage in the Gulf of Oman 2 weeks ago.

One of the tankers the US accuses #Iran of sabotaging is the Norwegian-owned Front Altair. This tanker is owned by the Frontline Ltd company.

frontline.bm/fleet/
The Chairman, President and Director of Frontline Ltd is John Fredriksen.

His claim to fame includes facilitating exports of Iranian oil during periods of intense sanctions, including during the #Iran-Iraq War & Obama-era sanctions:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fred…
During the 1980s, he was described as the "Ayatollah's lifeline" by his biographer, moving Iranian crude oil during the Iran-Iraq war.

The Iraqis hit his tankers 3 times:

forbes.com/sites/christop…
His tankers also made unreported stops in #Iran during the Obama-era sanctions—loading up on Iranian oil:

wsj.com/articles/SB100…
This all raises the question of why—at a time when the US is trying to blockade Iranian oil exports—would #Iran hit the tankers of someone who has helped them skirt sanctions?
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