(Free Beacon / Worthy News)– The State Department confirmed on Wednesday that Iran has been shipping crude oil to Syria for the past several months, behavior that some experts say is in direct violation of the interim nuclear accord signed last year with the Obama administration.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy Amos Hochstein, during remarks before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, confirmed rumors that Iran is now delivering oil to the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been helped financially and militarily by the regime in Tehran.
The White House and Treasury Department — which have both overseen a rollback in sanctions since the interim accord was signed — declined to comment on Iran’s shipments to Syria, instead directing a report to the State Department.
This disclosure came as a shock to members of Congress, who said that this does not abide by the spirit of the law as written in various pieces of sanctions legislation. — Source
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