Israel accuses Iran of providing munitions for drones supplied to Venezuela

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, speaks during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon, Dec. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP) February 22, 2022 Israel accused Iran on Tuesday of planning to arm drones supplied to Venezuela with precision-guided munitions, remarks that appeared aimed at raising American alarm as world powers [...]

By |February 22nd, 2022|Israel, Latin America, Venezuela|

Colombia says Iran, Russia helping Venezuela to move troops to border

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro flanked by soldiers at an army base in Caracas, May 3, 2019. (EPA) February 5, 2022 Colombia has accused Venezuela of moving troops to their common border with technical assistance from Iran and Russia, Reuters reported. Citing intelligence sources during an anti-drugs conference in Colombia's Caribbean city of Cartagena [...]

By |February 5th, 2022|Latin America, Russia, Venezuela|

Digital warfare tech at sea helping US foes evade sanctions

The oil tanker Mercer Street is seen off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 4, 2021. (Maxar) February 3, 2022 Technology to hide a ship’s location previously available only to the world’s militaries is spreading fast through the global maritime industry as governments from Iran to Venezuela — and the rogue [...]

By |February 3rd, 2022|North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iranian oil tanker to discharge 2 mln barrels in Venezuela -document

Crewmen speak aboard the Iranian oil tanker Fortune during its arrival to El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) February 1, 2022 An Iranian supertanker carrying about 2 million barrels of condensate this week began discharging at Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA's main oil port, according to a company [...]

By |February 1st, 2022|Venezuela|

Venezuela’s President Maduro to visit Iran ‘very soon’

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. (AP) December 27, 2021 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he will soon visit Iran to finalize new agreements on cooperation with the Middle Eastern country, which has become Venezuela’s top ally in boosting oil output amid US sanctions. Venezuela and Iran have strengthened their ties since last [...]

By |December 27th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Another Iranian condensate cargo to begin unloading in Venezuela

A crude oil tanker is docked at Isla Oil Refinery PDVSA terminal in Willemstad on the island of Curacao, Feb 22, 2019. (REUTERS) October 27, 2021 A 2.1 million-barrel cargo of Iranian condensate, the most recent delivery from a swap pact between the Middle Eastern nation and Venezuela, is expected to begin discharging on Wednesday at [...]

By |October 27th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian supertanker departing from Venezuela to transport heavy oil

An oil tanker loads gas in Assaluyeh seaport at the Gulf, 1,400 km south of Tehran, Iran May 27, 2016. (Reuters) October 16, 2021 An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan waters carrying 2 million barrels of heavy crude provided by state-run oil firm PDVSA, Reuters reported citing [...]

By |October 16th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian condensate cargo begins discharging in Venezuela

The Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (EPA-EFE) September 28, 2021 A 2.1-million barrel cargo of condensate supplied by Iranian National Oil Company (NIOC) to Venezuela's PDVSA, the first of a swap deal between the state-run firms here, began discharging [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Latin America, Venezuela|

Under US sanctions, Iran and Venezuela strike oil export deal

The headquarters of Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) a subsidiary of the National Iranian Petroleum Company (NIOC) which provides global sales of Iranian oil. (AFP) September 25, 2021 Venezuela has agreed to a key contract to swap its heavy oil for Iranian condensate that it can use to improve the quality of its tar-like [...]

By |September 25th, 2021|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Nylon tarps deployed in desperate bid to dodge sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

The crew of oil tankers spend a day or two deploying large sheets of nylon tarp. (Google) September 10, 2021 Tanker analysts are using satellite imagery to detect more and more desperate ships trying to disguise themselves from their sanctions-busting activities by covering their decks with nylon tarps. “Over the past year, we [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|North America, USA, Venezuela|