Lobbyist group suspects Italian carrier of violating Iran sanctions

American United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) launches accusations against Italian roll-on/roll-off carrier Ignazio Messina for violating Western sanctions against Iran

The world's second-largest roll-on/roll-off tanker operator, Italian Ignazio Messina & Co.SpA, is under suspicion from the American lobbying group and watchdog, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) for having traded with the Iranian rule and thus violating the Western sanctions imposed on the country by the EU and the United States due to the Iranian nuclear programme.

"Ignazio Messina operates container and roll-on/roll-off services at the port of Bandar Abbas - Iran's largest port through which 90 percent of its container traffic passes. The Bandar Abbas port is known to be controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)," writes the American lobbyist group on its website.

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