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Phantom buyers in Russia, advice from Iran help Venezuela skirt sanctions

An Iranian oil vessel (right) is seen in international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on May 20. (AFP) By Marianna Parraga, Rinat Sagdiev and Parisa Hafezi November 10, 2020 On Aug. 21, a tanker called the Otoman docked at the Jose oil terminal on Venezuela’s coast in the Caribbean to load 1.82 million barrels [...]

By |November 10th, 2020|Latin America, North America, Russia, USA, Venezuela|

Is Iran sending weapons to Venezuela? And how is the U.S. responding?

Iranian missiles are loaded into launch position via a newly unveiled ballistic missile launch system in footage shared on November 4. (IRAN MILITARY) By Emanuele Ottolenghi November 10, 2020 Is Iran escalating tensions between Washington and Caracas by delivering advanced weapons systems to Venezuela? In August, Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro said that buying Iranian missiles was [...]

By |November 10th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Cuba and Iran forge an alliance against US sanctions

Iranian FM Javad Zarif, left, is welcomed by Cuban FM Bruno Rodriguez, in Havana, Cuba, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP) November 7, 2020 Cuba and Iran's foreign ministers met in Havana on Friday to reinforce their mutual support in the face of crippling US sanctions. Cuba's official newspaper Granma said Bruno Rodriguez and Iran's Mohammad Javad [...]

By |November 7th, 2020|Cuba, Latin America|

How the U.S. can prevent Iran from stationing ICBMs in Venezuela

Photo shows an Iranian "missile city" in an unknown location in Iran. January 14, 2020. (Tasnim) By Benjamin Weil November 6, 2020 Now that Election Day is behind us, the president will need to allocate more time towards addressing overseas developments. One such development is Iran's plan to smuggle ICBMs into Venezuela. Those missiles [...]

By |November 6th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran, Venezuela look to ‘deepen’ ties

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Caracas, July 20, 2019. (REUTERS) November 05, 2020 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Venezuela at the start of a Latin American tour that will also take him to Cuba and Bolivia. "Every high-level visit deepens our strategic [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran foreign minister arrives in Venezuela to start Latin America tour

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. (AP) November 04, 2020 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Venezuela for the start of a tour of Latin America, Venezuela’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, amid intense efforts by Washington to limit Iran’s influence in the western hemisphere. Zarif is also scheduled to [...]

By |November 4th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran brands U.S. ‘pirates’ over seized Venezuela-bound oil

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh in Tehran, 5 October 2020. (Anadolu) October 30, 2020 Iran accused the United States on Friday of acting like the “Pirates of the Caribbean” after Washington said it had sold off Iranian crude oil shipments that it seized on their way to Venezuela. Washington said on Thursday [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Trump admin to sell Iranian fuel meant for Venezuela, give proceeds to terror victims

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) October 30, 2020 The Trump administration plans to use proceeds from the sale of fuel confiscated from Iranian tankers to benefit victims of terrorism, officials announced Thursday. The US military in [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

U.S.-sanctioned Iranian plane lands in Venezuela -lawmaker, data

Qeshm Fars Air, an Iranian civil aviation company, is suspected of smuggling arms into Syria. (Supplied) October 28, 2020 An Iranian plane owned by a company sanctioned by the United States for allegedly shipping weapons to Syria landed in Venezuela on Tuesday, according to an opposition Venezuelan lawmaker and flight tracking data. The [...]

By |October 28th, 2020|Latin America, North America, Syria, USA, Venezuela|

US threatens to destroy Iranian missiles shipped to Venezuela

US Special Envoy for Iran and Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, speaks during a media availability at the State Department on Feb 7, 2019. (AP) October 27, 2020 The United States is warning it will destroy potential Iranian long-range missile shipments delivered to the Maduro regime in Venezuela, a senior administration official tells Fox News. "The [...]

By |October 27th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|