Iran renames tankers as defence against sanctions

August 2, 2012 17:36

New names for Iran's oil tankers are part of its national tanker company NITC's defence against tighter United States sanctions which target it, the company said on Thursday.

NITC ships are taking to the seas with colourful new identities, swapping Farsi names for those that cover a range of human virtues.

Freedom, Truth, Honesty, Justice and Leadership should resonate nobly in international waters; Brawny, Valor and Mars carry with them a hint of steel.

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