US officials said Wednesday that Washington has disrupted planned Iranian fuel deliveries to Venezuela by threatening sanctions against shippers.
It temporarily thwarted a burgeoning economic alliance between two of America’s biggest rivals.
US officials said two Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned vessels loaded with Iranian oil products and headed to Venezuela halted their deliveries after the sanctions threat.
The shipment was in violation of the US ‘maximum pressure’ policy on Iran. World War 3
It comes after a second Iranian tanker arrived in the Venezuelan port of El Palito on Wednesday. World War 3
The tanker Forest was second in a flotilla of five, carrying a total of 1.5 million barrels of gasoline and other petrochemical products to the Latin American nation grappling with hyperinflation.
Escorted by the Venezuelan navy and air force, the first vessel, the Fortune, docked in the same port earlier this week.
A third vessel was expected to reach Venezuelan shores on May 27 before the sanction blocks.
It comes after a second Iranian tanker arrived in the Venezuelan port of El Palito on Wednesday.
The United States had earlier announced it was considering measures to block the deal by the two nations that both suffer from severe American sanctions. World War 3
In a statement last week, the Trump administration denounced support provided by Iran — as well as other allies, namely Cuba, Russia and China — to “the illegitimate and tyrannical regime of Nicolas Maduro,” noting that the maximum pressure campaign “will continue until Maduro’s hold on Venezuela is over.” World War 3
Jul 10, 2020 Comments Off on Disgraceful 25-year deal between Iran and China
Jul 05, 2020 Comments Off on Sorry, Russia: Iran is Building Their Own Domestic Tanks Now
Jun 27, 2020 Comments Off on The Revolutionary Guard militia engages in direct conflict with Assad’s forces and Russia
Jun 19, 2020 Comments Off on Iran says to take proper action to IAEA resolution
Jul 12, 2020 Comments Off on Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown
Jul 12, 2020 Comments Off on Revolutionary Guards Say They Will “Handle” Iran’s Coronavirus Crisis
Jul 12, 2020 Comments Off on Soleimani’s fast-fading memory reflects Iran’s sclerotic regime
Jul 11, 2020 Comments Off on Israelis Crafting Counter Drone System To Track, Kill Operators
Jul 08, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. Killing Of Iran’s Gen. Soleimani ‘Was Unlawful,’ U.N. Expert SaysThe U.S. killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January “was unlawful and arbitrary under international law,” a U.N. human rights investigator says, calling the drone strike in...
Jul 08, 2020 Comments Off on US Max Pressure Aimed at Isolating Iran, Official SaysAn Iranian presidential official has warned that the objective behind the Trump administration’s policy of maximum pressure on Iran is to exclude the Islamic Republic from the international connections....
Feb 10, 2020 Comments Off on Qasem Soleimani, a hero or a terrorist?On 3rd of January a news spread in social media regarding Qasem Soleimani and AbuMahdi Mohandes who has died by a US drone strike near Baghdad Airport and this was the end of their lives. In social media, especially Iranian users, there was a chaotic situation, some called of “the general of...