Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dubai and Israel

"Israeli sources told "Globes" that the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs believe that the US charges against Ofer Brothers Group are based on a misunderstanding. The sources said that Israeli officials are in contact with the US State Department to clarify the issue and to get the Ofer Brothers' Singapore company, Tanker Pacific Ltd., off the list of companies suspected of violating the sanctions against Iran.  Sources inform ''Globes'' that Ministry of Defense officials contacted representatives of Ofer Brothers in Israel for clarifications. The company officials said that the ship was sold to a Dubai-registered company called Crystal Shipping, which did not, and does not, appear on any blacklist of companies that the US administration bans trading with."  (thanks Yassine)