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|

US warns govts, firms against aiding Iran fuel shipments to Venezuela

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company Pdvsa holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker ship Fortune at the El Palito refinery, Venezuela, on May 25, 2020. (Reuters) May 30, 2020 Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign [...]

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

It’s time to crack down on Iran-Venezuela relations

A Lebanese soldier stands beside posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and the late Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Beirut, Dec. 1, 2006. (Reuters) By Jason M. Brodsky May 28, 2020 lanes and fuel tankers from Iran have been crossing the Atlantic en route to Venezuela. They undermine the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaigns [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iranian regime and the search for a gap to escape suffocation in the Caribbean waters

The Iranian regime has no choice but to open a gap even in the Caribbean waters and in Latin America near the U.S. and another sanctioned country and take risks. (AFP) May 27, 2020 The Iranian regime with the arrival of its oil tanker on the coasts of Venezuela seeks to show it as [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Latin America, Opinions On Iran, Venezuela|

Third Iranian fuel cargo approaches Venezuela’s economic zone

An oil tanker transports crude oil to export markets in the Gulf, Iran. (AFP) May 26, 2020 The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for gasoline-thirsty Venezuela was approaching the nation’s exclusive economic zone on Tuesday as the previous two were preparing to discharge, according to Refinitiv Eikon data. The [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Iranian fuel vessel has moored at Venezuela’s El Palito refinery

One of the Iranian vessels (right) is seen in international waters crossing the Gibraltar stretch on May 20. (AFP) May 25, 2020 The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela has moored at Venezuela's El Palito refinery, Iran's English-language Press TV reported on Monday. Iran is providing Venezuela with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Rouhani says Iran to retaliate over any U.S. ‘trouble’ for Venezuela-bound tankers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the annual military parade in Tehran on Saturday, Sept 22, 2018. (AFP) May 23, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday of retaliatory measures against the United States if Washington caused problems for tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the semi-official news agency Mehr [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

The Supreme Leader’s new Tom and Jerry sequence

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters during his visit to Mashhad, 900 km east of Tehran, March 21, 2018. (AP) By Amir Taheri May 23, 2020 Is a military clash between the United States and Iran inevitable? Since last January, when the Americans assassinated Tehran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, policy circles [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA, Venezuela|

Venezuela’s military to escort Iranian fuel tankers

A support vessel flying an Iranian national flag sails alongside the oil tanker 'Devon' as it prepares to transport crude oil to export markets. (Bloomberg) May 21, 2020 Venezuela’s military will escort Iranian tankers bringing fuel to the gasoline-starved country as soon as they enter its exclusive economic zone, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Venezuela’s Guaido says Iran fuel shipment ought to alarm Latin America

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a conference in Caracas, Venezuela, March 9, 2020. (REUTERS) May 21, 2020 Iran’s fuel shipment to gasoline-starved Venezuela ought to “alarm” Latin America, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday, as five Iranian fuel tankers head towards the South American country. Both OPEC members are [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|