Iran Breaks Through US Blockade to Deliver Oil to Venezuela

The Iranian 'Fortune' tanker arrives in Venezuelan territory amid threats from the U.S.

The Iranian ‘Fortune’ tanker arrives in Venezuelan territory amid threats from the U.S. | Photo: teleSUR

Telesur

The shipment of gasoline by the Islamic Republic of Iran to Venezuela corresponds to the diplomatic strengthening and trade agreements between the two countries.

The Iranian ‘Fortune’ vessel, loaded with fuel for Venezuela, arrived in Venezuela on Sunday at the port of the El Palito refinery, located in the municipality of Puerto Cabello, on the coasts of Carabobo state, reported the teleSUR correspondent, Madelein García.

The ship arrived on Saturday in Venezuelan waters and was escorted by boats, helicopters and planes of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of the South American country.

The first ship arrived after loading gasoline in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas in March; its journey began on May 16. In the next few days, four more ships will reach Venezuelan shores.

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The FANB escort faced threats the United States (USA) would attack theships from Iran. “We have already contacted the Iranian Defense Minister, when all these ships enter our exclusive economic zone, they will be escorted by ships, ships and planes of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, to welcome them and say to the Iranian people: Thanks for so much solidarity! “, Indicated the Minister of Defense of Venezuela, Vladimir Padrino López, on May 20.

The shipment of gasoline by the Islamic Republic of Iran to Venezuela corresponds to the diplomatic strengthening and trade agreements between the two countries.

TeleSUR correspondent Madelein García, who is on board one of the Venezuelan vessels that accompanied the Iranian ship, stressed that the entire trajectory was carried out normally and, according to the officials present, “there was no type of threat that placed operation at risk” […]

Via https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Breaks-Through-US-Blockade-to-Deliver-Oil-to-Venezuela-20200524-0002.html/

8 thoughts on “Iran Breaks Through US Blockade to Deliver Oil to Venezuela

  1. Trump’s gonna need a tweet storm of lies to counter this “failure” to “act decisively.” Can’t wait to see who’s going to get blamed this time. C’mon Adolf Trump, let’s play a really dirty blame game!

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