An Iranian flag flutters on board the Adrian Darya oil tanker, formerly known as Grace 1, off the coast of Gibraltar on August 18, 2019.Johnny Bugeja | AFP | Getty ImagesThe U.S. State Department has offered millions of dollars to the captain of an Iranian oil tanker suspected of heading to Syria. U.S. special representative to Iran, Brian Hook, reportedly emailed the captain of the Adrian Darya 1 about sailing the vessel to a country that would impound it on behalf of Washington. The ship, which until recently was known as Grace 1, has been at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Iran and Western powers for several weeks. The current whereabouts of the Iranian oil tanker is unknown, with reports suggesting it appears to have turned off its transponder in the Mediterranean west of Syria on Tuesday. Adrian Darya 1Reports of the cash offer first appeared in the Financial Times on Wednesday and have since been confirmed by the State Department. "We have conducted extensive outreach ..
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Citi no longer sees a conclusion to the trade war with China before the next U.S. presidential election, the investment bank said in a research report on Wednesday. "[The] base case for the trade war now is no deal before the 2020 US election," Citi said. Negotiations between the U.S. and China broke down last month and both countries added new tariffs on each other, beginning on Sept. 1. As the trade war continues, Citi expects U.S. economic metrics, such as consumer fundamentals, will "likely deteriorate further," the firm said. "Implied probabilities of a 2020 recession are now high enough to warrant caution," Citi said. President Donald Trump has also suggested that, if he wins reelection, he will be even tougher on China and take even more drastic action. – CNBC's Patricia Martell contributed to this report.