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China’s CCPC takes centre stage in Iran, Venezuela oil trade-sources

A crude oil tanker is docked at Isla Oil Refinery PDVSA terminal in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, Feb 22, 2019. (REUTERS) July 22, 2021 A Chinese logistics firm has emerged as a central player in the supply of sanctioned oil from Iran and Venezuela, even after it was blacklisted by Washington [...]

By |July 22nd, 2021|East Asia, Latin America, Venezuela|

US authorities offer £7m for information on Hezbollah terrorist handler

US authorities have issued a fresh appeal for information on Hezbollah operative Salman Raouf Salman. (Supplied) By Ahmad Salloum July 20, 2021 On Monday, July 19, US authorities reissued an offer of a $7 million reward in exchange for information on a pivotal member of Lebanese Hezbollah. The State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program has [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Pirates of the Caribbean: The dangerous relationship between Venezuela, Iran and Hezbollah

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, top, during a Hezbollah "victory over Israel" rally, in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 22, 2006. (AP) By Ximena Herrera July 17, 2021 Cooperation between the Venezuelan and Iranian regimes has notably strengthened over the past 10 to 15 years – not [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Venezuela|

Iran denounces US ‘interference’ as Cuba rocked by rare protests

Protesters shut down part of the Palmetto Expressway as they show their support for anti-government protesters in Cuba, on July 13, 2021, in Miami, Florida. (AFP) July 15, 2021 US foe Iran has accused the United States of “interference” in Cuba’s internal affairs after unprecedented protests hit the communist-ruled island which has been [...]

By |July 15th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America, North America, USA|

Meet the Islamic Republic of Iran’s fixers in Argentina

Edgardo Rubén Suhail Assad, also known as Sheik Suhail Assad, established a pro-Islamic Republic support network in Argentina. (Supplied) By Florencia Montaruli July 6, 2021 The relative success of Hezbollah in Latin America is the result of a dangerous combination of political impunity and influence-for-hire. The leaders of some countries of the region [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Latin America|

The Peruvian president-elect’s ties to pro-Islamic Republic recruiters

Socialist leader Pedro Castillo has claimed victory following a tight electoral race in Peru. (AFP) By Florencia Montaruli June 24, 2021 On June 6, 2021, Peruvians voted for their new president in a tight race between Pedro Castillo of the socialist Peru Libre party and Keiko Fujimori of the right-wing Fuerza Popular. Nine [...]

By |June 24th, 2021|Latin America|

Guyana checks Winsome ways of Iran-linked tanker

As much as 75% of tonnage identified by Lloyd’s List as evading US sanctions and shipping cargoes of Iranian or Venezuelan crude is flagged with these registries. (AP) By Michelle Wiese Bockmann June 23, 2021 Guyana has become the latest identified registry from Caribbean, African or Pacific countries targeted by flag-hopping tankers engaged [...]

By |June 23rd, 2021|Guyana, Latin America|

Americas-bound Iranian warships change course

Iran-made warship Makran prior to be joined to the Navy, in Iran, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP) June 18, 2021 Two Iranian warships, thought to be trafficking arms to Venezuela, have changed course and are now moving up Africa’s west coast. The Biden administration had been pressuring Venezuela, Cuba and other countries in the [...]

By |June 18th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Lost at sea: How two Iranian warships are testing American mettle

An Iranian logistic warship is seen in the Gulf, undated. (IRNA) By Emanuele Ottolenghi June 15, 2021 What is the Iranian navy doing in the southern Atlantic? It is a question that Pentagon officials have had a hard time answering since late May, when they became aware that a large, repurposed oil tanker and [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

U.S. warns Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian ships believed to be carrying arms

IRGC vessels buzzing past US military ships on the Gulf, April 15, 2020. (US Navy) June 10, 2021 The Biden administration is urging Venezuela and Cuba to turn away two Iranian warships believed to be carrying arms intended for transfer to Caracas, while vowing that the U.S. will take “appropriate measures” to deter [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Cuba, Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|