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"Now interception is becoming a risk": the US press on the protection of Iranian tankers by the Russian Navy from the British fleet

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The British Royal Navy usually "watched" Iranian oil tankers heading for Syria without encountering resistance. However, now, given the protection carried out by the Russian Navy, it is worth weighing all the possible risks of such actions.


This opinion is voiced by the publication USNI News (USA), referring to the recently admitted by the Russian fleet precedent. Last week, the Iranian tanker Samah sailed into the Mediterranean Sea, passing the Suez Canal. After that, the notification system about the position of the vessel and the direction of its movement was turned off. According to the newspaper, after that the tanker headed for Syria under the escort of two Russian ships, including a destroyer.

In the past, Iranian tankers sailing to Syria have been intercepted by the British Royal Navy. The escort of the Russian fleet can be seen as a precautionary step, increasing the political and military risks of any intervention by the Royal Navy or other forces.

- believes USNI News.

The tanker was allegedly escorted by the destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov, and the Russian military tanker Akademik Pashin joined them. After the Iranian ship reached the Syrian coast, the Russian Navy held exercises, during which the fight against submarines was practiced. This was "a signal to both allies and potential adversaries that Russia will actively prevent any interference with Iranian supplies."

The Russian navy has hinted that it will be more active in escorting merchant ships in the region. Now interception becomes a risk

- notes the publication.

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https://news.usni.org/
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 22 October 2020 11: 38 New
    74
    Pirates on the Rhea!
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 22 October 2020 11: 43 New
      63
      Well, that's good, you need to show your teeth. I think support, in addition to political dividends, also gives economic profit!
      The Naglo-Saxons are pirates by definition, probably the only country that produced notorious cutthroats into Knights.
      1. lucul
        lucul 22 October 2020 11: 49 New
        33
        Well, that's good, you need to show your teeth. I think support, in addition to political dividends, also gives economic profit!

        Wooooot, our navy is finally starting to justify the funds spent on its creation.
        Let me remind you that the main task of the fleet is to ensure the protection of merchant ships, trade by sea, as an example - the protection of a caravan, it always pays for itself, and they always did not spare money for its maintenance.
        1. Nemchinov Vl
          Nemchinov Vl 22 October 2020 13: 54 New
          +6
          Quote: lucul
          Let me remind you that the main task of the fleet is to ensure the protection of merchant ships, trade by sea, as an example - the protection of a caravan, it always pays for itself, and they always did not spare money for its maintenance.
          It's time to send "Ksatonov" to this zone ... and the crew will train, and for payback ?!
          1. krot
            krot 22 October 2020 19: 50 New
            -1
            The Russian navy has hinted that it will be more active in escorting merchant ships in the region. Now interception becomes a risk

            How can I understand? Interception of civilian merchant ships? British scavengers?
            It's time to put everyone in my place, without fear of any consequences!
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 22 October 2020 19: 55 New
              0
              In fact, the British do not seize tankers on the high seas, but in the Suez Canal.
              And not empty, but with oil.
              Why would the bandits need an empty tanker?
              1. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
                Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 22 October 2020 22: 07 New
                +4
                How do you imagine the capture of a tanker by the British in the Suez Canal?
                1. Shurik70
                  Shurik70 22 October 2020 22: 17 New
                  -1
                  Quote: Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
                  How do you imagine the capture of a tanker by the British in the Suez Canal?

                  Well, in the Strait of Gibraltar, England was already arresting an Iranian tanker with oil.
                  If the tanker were flooded with oil in Iran and driven through Suez, they could well be arrested there too. Not specifically in the channel itself (such a retention can create a traffic jam that backfires in multibillion-dollar losses), but immediately after the channel has passed. A place that will definitely not pass.
                  1. Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
                    Viktor.N.Aleksandrov. 22 October 2020 22: 23 New
                    +6
                    Is it possible that impudence can arrest something in the Suez Canal? Who will let them, Egypt?
                    1. Shurik70
                      Shurik70 22 October 2020 22: 43 New
                      -3
                      Quote: Viktor.N.Aleksandrov.
                      Is it possible that impudence can arrest something in the Suez Canal? Who will let them, Egypt?

                      Well, now Egypt and Iran seem to have neutral relations.
                      But not too long ago they were quite hostile.
                      England may well give a bribe to several officials to delay the solution of the issue, and during this time take the arrested tanker out of the territorial waters of Egypt.
                2. Cutter
                  Cutter 25 October 2020 04: 00 New
                  0
                  Can you imagine the seizure of a tanker ??? In the Suez Canal ???
        2. Boris ⁣ Shaver
          Boris ⁣ Shaver 22 October 2020 20: 10 New
          -14 qualifying.
          Quote: lucul
          Let me remind you that the main task of the fleet is to ensure the protection of merchant ships

          The crews of "Boreyev" took "under the hood" and went to guard the dry cargo raisins.
        3. Machito
          Machito 22 October 2020 22: 43 New
          +1
          The Anglo-Saxons, as they were pirates, remained so. What does interception of a tanker mean? This is a robbery in the middle of the sea.
          1. DymOk_v_dYmke
            DymOk_v_dYmke 22 October 2020 23: 53 New
            +5
            Quote: Bearded
            The Anglo-Saxons, as they were pirates, remained so. What does interception of a tanker mean? This is a robbery in the middle of the sea.

            Robbery - and robbery on land.
            Our Navy takes under protection the Iranian tankers with oil going to Syria, from which the staff are robbing oil pumping. Wild situation. Maybe it's time to hit the hairy-striped paws and neither tankers nor escorts will be needed? Something for a long time in Syria, the columns of oil tankers did not burn.
      2. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 22 October 2020 12: 53 New
        14
        We need to remind the Britons that England is no longer the "ruler of the seas" and never will be.
        1. Sanichsan
          Sanichsan 22 October 2020 18: 36 New
          +7
          Quote: TermNachTER
          It is necessary to remind the Britons that England is no longer the "ruler of the seas"

          God bless her with the mistress! Do you remember how ancient English piracy has roots! and just like that, take and forget the tradition? belay
          laughing
      3. Yuri V.A
        Yuri V.A 22 October 2020 15: 39 New
        +4
        As for the teeth, it looks like the antenna post of the bow "Dagger" on the "Kulakov" will not be able to be seen until the end of the ship's service.
      4. il-z
        il-z 22 October 2020 21: 00 New
        +2
        There was also one maddened hitler who also handed Lytsar crosses to his thugs, among whom were surface and underwater pirates ...
      5. vladcub
        vladcub 23 October 2020 13: 20 New
        +2
        Sir Drake? Generally, privateering is a slippery topic. It is possible that some were offered a choice: a loop or a royal patent. And one fine day, these newly-minted officers of the Royal Navy, the patent overboard or go to the toilet and let's again nightmare the British.
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 22 October 2020 11: 47 New
      +8
      Toffee British Navy due to the risk, not Iranian tankers.
      1. neri73-r
        neri73-r 22 October 2020 12: 00 New
        +5
        Why did they want to live with wolves - howl like a wolf, otherwise they would bite you!
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 22 October 2020 12: 53 New
          +9
          My company commander liked to say: "Live with wolves, bark like wolves"))))
      2. Vladimir_6
        Vladimir_6 22 October 2020 12: 59 New
        +9
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        Toffee British Navy due to the risk, not Iranian tankers.

        Or "a whistle for fright."
    3. max702
      max702 22 October 2020 12: 22 New
      16
      The TPK of Syria is very bad if oil from Iran goes there ... It seems that Syria has oil on an industrial scale .. I understand that the United States has control over most of the oil production, but still a tanker (alone) is not serious .. Apparently not only the delivery of oil products, but other things were included in this operation ..
      1. BDRM 667
        BDRM 667 22 October 2020 12: 50 New
        +7
        The Russian navy has hinted that it will be more active in escorting merchant ships in the region. Now interception becomes a risk


        You need to understand that the hint is perceived?
        1. max702
          max702 22 October 2020 12: 54 New
          +4
          Yes, the stakes are going up .. And apparently this is the initiative of the naval forces, as in Syria the handsome Aerospace Forces, the MTR, and the landings. so the fleet needs to stir up something .. Their last knight's move led to an epic "overmog" in the form of Kuzi's march to the shores of Syria and a glorious failure thereof .. Let's see what happens this time ..
      2. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 22 October 2020 12: 55 New
        12
        Crude oil, which is produced in Syria, requires processing, and the taker may have delivered ready-made fuels and lubricants.
      3. Roman1970_1
        Roman1970_1 23 October 2020 01: 10 New
        0
        At the best of times, Syria was producing oil for $ 30 million. There is no oil there for industrial scale
        1. max702
          max702 24 October 2020 19: 33 New
          0
          In an hour, day, month, year? More specifically ..
    4. times
      times 22 October 2020 14: 31 New
      20
      Quote: Livonetc
      Pirates on the Rhea!

      Then, to the bottom.
      1. Brodyaga19
        Brodyaga19 22 October 2020 19: 53 New
        +2
        Quote: mal
        Quote: Livonetc
        Pirates on the Rhea!

        Then, to the bottom.

        No, pirates are on the yard, but ships can be on the bottom (and should be)
  2. marchcat
    marchcat 22 October 2020 11: 39 New
    10
    They cut off access to free money and did the right thing.
  3. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 22 October 2020 11: 40 New
    +2
    It's also the Chinese fleet hanging out somewhere on the outskirts. And when they enter the Mediterranean, it won't seem like a little.
    1. 9 Shaft
      9 Shaft 22 October 2020 21: 06 New
      +1
      They have enough and something to do at home, here and there, wash the island and stir up the racket immediately with the airfield and put the submarine side by side on the sand for protection))))
  4. Woodman
    Woodman 22 October 2020 11: 40 New
    +9
    In the past, Iranian tankers sailing to Syria have been intercepted by the British Royal Navy. The escort of the Russian fleet can be seen as a precautionary step that increases the political and military risks of any
    Fighting pirates is a good thing!
  5. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 22 October 2020 11: 45 New
    +4
    For liberals, this is news to you. That's what the fleet is for !!! : winked
    1. Koval Sergey
      Koval Sergey 22 October 2020 11: 51 New
      35
      Liberals do not care. The main thing for them is to integrate into the food chain.
    2. Dimy4
      Dimy4 22 October 2020 12: 00 New
      +8
      For liberals, this is news to you. That's what the fleet is for !!!

      They will now raise a howl, they say, it is undemocratic to interfere with democratic robbery.
      1. your1970
        your1970 23 October 2020 10: 03 New
        -2
        Liberals, I do not know, but I will remind you that our fleet is not so hot. The waste of the ships' resource on escorting a barge with oil will lead to the fact that we will have a situation like in the United States - they have a lot of aircraft carriers, but they are all under repair ... And we have one and a half living shipyards ...
        1. your1970
          your1970 24 October 2020 19: 46 New
          +1
          judging by the cons, apparently, it was necessary to write
          Quote: your1970
          Liberals - I know, but I will not remind - we have a hot fleet with the fleet. The waste of not a resource, not ships, to escort not a barge not with oil will lead to the fact that we will not have a situation like in the United States - they have few aircraft carriers, but they are all not under repair ... And we have hundreds of living shipyards ...
  6. askort154
    askort154 22 October 2020 11: 52 New
    +8
    They have clearly shown that Russia has returned to the Mediterranean Sea after a long absence. Moreover, for a long time! The agreement with Syria, for our bases, was concluded for 49 years.
    1. pmkemcity
      pmkemcity 22 October 2020 14: 49 New
      -5
      Quote: askort154
      The agreement with Syria, for our bases, was concluded for 49 years.

      As concluded, and terminated. You can only trust Mueller!
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 October 2020 12: 02 New
    +4
    The Russian navy has hinted that it will be more active in escorting merchant ships in the region. Now interception becomes a risk
    Of course, this is not a defenseless tanker for boarding, here they can shoot at the ship "carrying democracy" though on the wings of banal piracy.
    1. Roman1970_1
      Roman1970_1 23 October 2020 01: 13 New
      -10 qualifying.
      Or they can shoot at the burglar.
      England traditionally has a powerful navy and air force.
      There the Turks shot and the shooter did not work in response
  8. Interlocutor
    Interlocutor 22 October 2020 12: 02 New
    +9
    Well. Escorting caravans of merchants. History repeats itself. Like the good old days.
  9. Undecim
    Undecim 22 October 2020 12: 15 New
    -18 qualifying.
    The tanker was allegedly escorted by the destroyer "Vice-Admiral Kulakov", and the Russian military tanker "Akademik Pashin" joined them.
    As always, the newsmaker on the website turned the news over. In the original it sounds like this: "... the Russian Navy ship Akademik Pashin was heading south from the Syrian coast towards Suez. Two ships, probably met on October 14 as the next day they were seen passing by a commercial satellite heading north towards Syria. "
    "They were accompanied by a warship, presumably, "Udaloy"-class destroyer "Vice-Admiral Kulakov"
    The Americans have long tracked oil supplies from Iran to Syria and believe that the organizer of these supplies is Russia, which serves as the basis for economic sanctions. As the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control said: "The United States is determined to act in such a way that Iran, Russia and other countries suffer financial losses for their attempts to strengthen the authoritarian rule of Assad, as well as to disrupt the financing of terrorist organizations by the Iranian regime."
    Sanctions have already been imposed against two companies from the Russian Federation - Global Vision Group and Promsyreimport - on suspicion of supplying Iranian oil to Syria. Therefore, after the "probable" escort of Iranian tankers, new ones should be expected. In this regard, the delight of the hamsters is completely inappropriate, since the interception of tankers is a completely secondary issue.
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 22 October 2020 12: 27 New
      -11 qualifying.
      The hamsters are already sweating, minus. Guys, minus, do not minus, you will still get ... sanctions. So your hysteria is completely in vain. Just rip off the hooves.
      1. Strannik96
        Strannik96 22 October 2020 13: 30 New
        +9
        The news was transmitted correctly probably - concerns the date and not the intentions of the ships of the Navy.
        And in your translation - by a passing commercial satellite - satellites usually fly by.

        At the same time, the Russian Navy ship Akademik Pashin was heading south from Syria in the direction of Suets. Both ships most likely met on October 14, because the next day they were seen together, a satellite flying by, heading north towards Syria

        At the same time, the Russian Navy ship Akademik Pashin was heading south from the Syrian Coast toward the Suez. The two ships likely met on Oct. 14, since the next day they were seen together by a passing commercial satellite, heading north towards Syria.
      2. Sergey Koreshkov
        Sergey Koreshkov 22 October 2020 20: 51 New
        -2
        Who again forgot to close the ward. The eleventh again broke through to the computer. The orderlies are urgent.
      3. standan
        standan 22 October 2020 22: 13 New
        +1
        Well, you already ripped it off, sorry, you lied
    2. Senka naughty
      Senka naughty 22 October 2020 14: 22 New
      +4
      Quote: Undecim
      In this regard, the delight of the hamsters is completely inappropriate, since the interception of tankers is a completely secondary issue.

      For whom is robbery on an industrial scale a secondary issue? For Syria or for Iran? Or maybe for Russia, which needs fuel and lubricants to supply its contingent in Syria? Those who deal with these issues are certainly no more stupid than you with your idiotic comments.
      1. Essex62
        Essex62 23 October 2020 17: 22 New
        0
        I would add, and do not care about their sanctions. The bullshit is all, they can't live without us. We need an image of the enemy and Uncle Vova helps them a lot in this. Russia has been entrenched in Syria for a long time. Vital region, communication protection a necessity? So what are we talking about, what kind of thread will they trample the tail of the aligarh? So good for your health. Is it not convenient to spin around in this all-bourgeois cauldron, into which they climbed in the 90s, are they choking with sanctions? What is the problem? The fence is higher and we are engaged in our country and not extracting margin. Managers, the last of Chubais, will not understand, they plowed the plot for themselves, there is no reason for the Russians to do it there.
        Human values, yeah right now.
  10. fif21
    fif21 22 October 2020 12: 17 New
    +2
    Pirates on the Rhea! The normal law of civilized countries, and the traditions of the Russian fleet. hi
  11. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 22 October 2020 12: 27 New
    -6
    After Trump's election, a new Yalta will take place. The Supreme Commander-in-Chief announced this at the UN General Assembly against the background of the emblem. The red sphere of influence pencil is sharpened.

  12. Egor53
    Egor53 22 October 2020 12: 44 New
    +3
    "In the past, Iranian tankers sailing to Syria were intercepted by the British Royal Navy."

    This is piracy in its purest form. For this, according to international piracy laws, it is necessary to hang all the officers from the pirate ship on the yards. And send the sailors to hard labor for life.
    The pirate ship becomes the property of the seizing state.

    By such methods, the slave trade with the United States was stopped at one time, and the Russian Empire played a significant role in this noble cause.
    If in the USA Black lives matter (the life of blacks (blacks) is important). So the black liquid is also important. Black liquid matter.
    1. NOMADE
      NOMADE 22 October 2020 14: 28 New
      +3
      You live in some alternative world .. Whom to hang? And most importantly, who will hang? What "fleet sailing the oceans"?
  13. Graz
    Graz 22 October 2020 12: 50 New
    +3
    ho but this is an interesting twist, if things are as described in the article
  14. vostok68
    vostok68 22 October 2020 13: 02 New
    +4
    Great news! I am proud of our Navy!
  15. Old26
    Old26 22 October 2020 14: 41 New
    +4
    Quote: TermNachTER
    Crude oil, which is produced in Syria, requires processing, and the taker may have delivered ready-made fuels and lubricants.

    The same gasoline that Iran supplies to Venezuela.

    Quote: Undecim
    Sanctions have already been imposed against two companies from the Russian Federation - Global Vision Group and Promsyreimport - on suspicion of supplying Iranian oil to Syria. Therefore, after the "probable" escort of Iranian tankers, new ones should be expected. In this regard, the delight of the hamsters is completely inappropriate, since the interception of tankers is a completely secondary issue.

    But against whom should the sanctions be imposed in this case? Against the Russian Navy? laughing As for the impossibility of interception, I agree, delight is somewhat inappropriate here. From the Strait of Hormuz to the Suez more than 5000 km. If desired, they can intercept this tanker at any of the sites.

    Quote: Egor53
    This is piracy in its purest form. For this, according to international piracy laws, it is necessary to hang all the officers from the pirate ship on the yards. And send the sailors to hard labor for life.

    This is not piracy if there are sanctions.
    1. pmkemcity
      pmkemcity 22 October 2020 14: 56 New
      +5
      Quote: Old26
      This is not piracy if there are sanctions.

      You are right, this is not piracy - this is privateering (piracy with the permission of the supreme power).
  16. ZEMCH
    ZEMCH 22 October 2020 16: 13 New
    +6
    One of the functions of the Navy is to protect the interests of the Russian Federation in the ocean, which is what we are doing successfully!))
    Once the British were worried, then also successfully!
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 22 October 2020 22: 21 New
      -5
      Quote: ZEMCH
      One of the functions of the Navy is to protect the interests of the Russian Federation in the ocean,

      Where are the interests of the Russian Federation and where is the Iranian tanker, I don’t see any connection ...
      1. ZEMCH
        ZEMCH 22 October 2020 22: 34 New
        +1
        Russia's interests are not limited to its territorial waters))
      2. Volga073
        Volga073 23 October 2020 06: 15 New
        +1
        Buy glasses with diopters ..
  17. Paramon Pictures
    Paramon Pictures 22 October 2020 19: 22 New
    -9
    Vraki, lies, lies, lies. Is the text complete now?
  18. Ngauro
    Ngauro 22 October 2020 19: 56 New
    +6
    Iran itself does not chew snot, and responded to the capture of its tanker by the British by capturing a British one. After that, no one will covet their ships.
  19. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 October 2020 20: 54 New
    +1
    This is no longer a risk. This is a kirdyk.
  20. nnz226
    nnz226 22 October 2020 21: 17 New
    +2
    It's time to put the UK in the position of a drinking deer. For her place is near the toilet.
  21. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 22 October 2020 21: 25 New
    0
    those. do they honestly say "interception becomes a risk"? !!!
  22. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 22 October 2020 21: 27 New
    +1
    Quote: NGAURO
    Iran itself does not chew snot, and responded to the capture of its tanker by the British by capturing a British one. After that, no one will covet their ships.

    I will add, i.e. I'm talking about the stars and stripes)))
  23. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 22 October 2020 22: 14 New
    -6
    And the RF from this, what?
    1. Volga073
      Volga073 23 October 2020 06: 14 New
      0
      Lara, it's like you caught a client from a competitor ..
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 23 October 2020 08: 53 New
        -5
        Quote: Volga073
        Lara, it's like you caught a client from a competitor ..

        I, unlike you, do not engage in prostitution, it is difficult for me to understand your pain and resentment ...
  24. Asad
    Asad 23 October 2020 05: 14 New
    -2
    I still don't understand what is a tanker interception? What actions are carried out by the British?
    1. Volga073
      Volga073 23 October 2020 06: 15 New
      -1
      Buy the alphabet for a start .. Maybe you will understand
  25. Volga073
    Volga073 23 October 2020 06: 13 New
    -2
    Finally ! Putin wake up!
  26. ZAV69
    ZAV69 23 October 2020 08: 22 New
    -1
    I just do not understand, why the heck bring oil to Syria from Iran? There seems to be enough of their own
  27. IC
    IC 23 October 2020 09: 18 New
    +3
    Someone threw in a linden tree and a large group of comrades rushed to comment on it, while not knowing or understanding anything about naval affairs. By the way, Kulakov is not a destroyer, but a BOD.
  28. garik77
    garik77 24 October 2020 00: 29 New
    -1
    For the Naglo-Saxons, this is a bummer. Of course, they will not run up, because then this is a war with all that it implies.
  29. Al Asad
    Al Asad 26 October 2020 15: 12 New
    0
    Quote: max702
    The TPK of Syria is very bad if oil from Iran goes there ... It seems that Syria has oil on an industrial scale .. I understand that the United States has control over most of the oil production, but still a tanker (alone) is not serious .. Apparently not only the delivery of oil products, but other things were included in this operation ..

    As said above, there were more likely fuels and lubricants, and Iran has supertankers at its disposal.