Iranian military-owned company opens supermarket in Venezuela

Residents help to unload boxes of basic food staples provided by a government food assistance program, in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2020. (AP) July 7, 2020 A conglomerate owned by the Iranian military and tied to Iran’s missile program has established a retail foothold in Venezuela, according to a report by the Wall [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) July 02, 2020 U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing toward Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between the two heavily sanctioned anti-American allies. The civil-forfeiture complaint filed [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

US sanctions five Iranian ship captains who delivered oil to Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, May 23, 2018. (Reuters) June 25, 2020 The US is sanctioning five Iranian ship captains who delivered about 1.5 million barrels of Iranian gasoline to Venezuela “in support of the illegitimate Maduro regime,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday. “These captains assets with be blocked and they [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran sends shipment of food to Venezuela in latest delivery

The food follows Iran’s recent flotilla of five tanker ships filled with gasoline sent to relieve Venezuela’s deep fuel shortages. (Reuters) June 22, 2020 Iranian officials said one of their cargo ships was expected to dock in Venezuela on Sunday with food to launch the first Iranian supermarket in the South American nation. [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian ship en route to Venezuela signals ongoing alliance

The Golsan approached Caribbean waters Friday following a high-seas journey from Iran. (AFP) June 20, 2020 An Iranian cargo ship is expected to dock in Venezuela soon, an arrival that comes shortly after the Middle Eastern nation sent five tankers loaded with gasoline to relieve its fuel-starved South American ally, an analyst said [...]

By |June 20th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

US-indicted dealmaker for Venezuela’s Maduro detained on way to Iran

An Airbus A340-600 airplane of Iran's Mahan Air is seen at Simon Bolivar International Airport outside Caracas, April 8, 2019. (AP) June 15, 2020 A Colombian businessman indicted by U.S. authorities as the chief money launder for Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela has been detained in the African island archipelago of Cape Verde. Alex [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran prepared to retaliate if U.S. stopped Venezuela-bound tankers

One of the Iranian vessels (right) is seen in international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on May 2020. (AFP) June 13, 2020 An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday Iran’s naval forces were preparing to target U.S. commercial vessels in the Gulf last month in case U.S. [...]

By |June 13th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Venezuela says flight arrives from Iran carrying COVID-19 aid

A flight carrying humanitarian aid for the COVID-19 epidemic had arrived from Iran, Venezuela’s government said. (AFP) June 9, 2020 Venezuela’s government said on Monday that a flight carrying humanitarian aid for the COVID-19 epidemic had arrived from Iran, which has become a crucial ally to the South American nation amid U.S. sanctions. Washington [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Venezuela’s Maduro says he will visit Iran soon, sign agreements

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. (AP) June 2, 2020 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said he would visit Iran shortly to sign cooperation agreements in energy and other sectors, after Iran sent five fuel tankers to the gasoline-starved South American country. “I am obliged to go to personally thank the people,” Maduro said [...]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iran says it is ready to continue fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi. (AFP) June 1, 2020 Iran will continue fuel shipments to Venezuela if Caracas requests more supplies, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday, despite Washington’s criticism of the trade between the two nations, which are both under U.S. sanctions. “Iran practises its free trade rights with [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|