The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has confirmed that they have not received any news of the Iranian Supertanker Adrian Darya-1 seeking docking permission in Greece.
Currently, this means that the supertanker may be looking at some other place to drop its anchor as it sails through the Mediterranean. Once Gibraltar had let Adrian Darya-1 lose, it was said to have plans to dock itself in Greece and was let off on the promise that Iran would not meddle with International trade laws at sea and provide oil to Syria.
Greece has not planned for angering the United States. This is a sentiment that has been vocalized by Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis who says that Athens was been put under pressure from US authorities to adhere to the Iranian Supertanker from being granted safe access to their docks.
Varvitsiotis might be signaling Athen’s intent to put the matter to rest by suggesting that the 330-meter tanker is truly too big to enter any Greek port and could not legally unload its $130 million worth of light crude at EU refineries.
Confirmed media reports state that a US State Department official has already warned Athens of bad blood with America, should they decide to entertain the supertanker. Any aid to the Adrian Darya-1 during its trip to Syria would be considered as providing material support to a terrorist organization.
At the moment, it is unclear as to where the supertanker intends to dock itself. The supertanker Grace1 was overnight renamed to Adrian Darya-1. Darya in Urdu means the sea. It is a known fact that Iran does not do anything without giving out a signal or message, sometimes hidden subtle suggestion to its strategy to continue to wield power. The name also has its history to it.