Washington warned Athens on Tuesday against assisting and harbouring the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, which was released last week from its detention by Gibraltar’s authorities.

Greece’s deputy foreign minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told the local television network ANT1 that his country would not assist the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, which is heading to the port of Kalamata in Greece’s Peloponnese Peninsula as indicated by data posted on the website Marine Traffic.

“We want to send a message that we are not willing to facilitate the course of this ship to Syria”, Varvitsiotis said.

On Tuesday, Greece’s Merchant Marine Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said that Athens had not received a request from the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya to dock in Greece.

Port authorities in Kalamata haven’t confirmed the information posted on Marine Traffic.

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