Thursday, March 5, 2015   

Israeli pair questioned over Pyongyang-bound oil tanker
(03-17 18:34)

Two Israelis and a Senegalese national were questioned in Cyprus in connection with an oil tanker loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the island's CNA news agency reported today.
It said police in the coastal city of Larnaca questioned the three on Saturday on suspicion of negotiating to buy crude from the tanker, Morning Glory.
A Larnaca court declined to issue arrest warrants as authorities in Cyprus had no evidence that the alleged offense was committed within its territorial waters.
Local media said the three flew in to Larnaca on a private jet late Friday, hired a boat from the marina and went out to the tanker to negotiate with the crew.
Police monitored their movements and the boat was intercepted once they were back in Cyprus waters. The trio flew out to Tel Aviv on Sunday night.
In Washington, the Pentagon said US Navy Seals early Monday boarded and took control of the Morning Glory in international waters southeast of Cyprus.
It was to be taken back to Libya.—AFP

   
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