The U.S. Treasury has recently designated an extensive shipping network that includes dozens of functionaries, companies, and tankers, which is involved in illegal oil transfers from Iran to Syria. The oil transfers, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, were led by Qods Force and Hezbollah, and the revenue was used by them and additional proxy forces operating under their auspices. According to the wording of the U.S. designation, the members of the shipping network concealed the source of the oil, through the used of forged documents among other things, in order to continue their activity to bypass sanctions unhindered. The tankers would turn off their AIS system while at sea, which is a violation of the laws of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Foreign companies that cooperate with elements involved in transferring oil and oil products from Iran expose themselves to risks and sanctions.