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Old 15th Jun 2019, 17:15
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
I for one couldn't understand why they would target a Japanese vessel while hosting the countries PM, not exactly the way to cement future relationships.
Or, that they would attack a tanker owned by a certain Norwegian businessman, who has a long history of doing business with Iran. Fredriksen made his fortune during the Iran–Iraq War in the 1980s, when his tankers picked up oil at great risk and huge profits. As described by his biographer, "he was the lifeline to the Ayatollah." Fredriksen would later become the world's largest tanker owner, with more than seventy oil tankers and major interests in oil rigs and fish farming. His fleet is dominated by costly double-hulled, environmentally safer tankers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fredriksen

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