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|

Biden presidency could cut slow path to resumed Iran, Venezuela oil exports

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during an event, June 25, 2020, in Lancaster, Pa. (AP) October 22, 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s promised return to diplomacy with OPEC-members Iran and Venezuela could cut a path for a return of their oil exports should he win, but not before many months [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iranian tanker departs for Persian Gulf carrying Venezuelan heavy oil

The vessel arrived in Venezuela and loaded crude without transmitting its location. (AFP) October 9, 2020 An Iranian-flagged oil tanker left Venezuela on Friday for Iran’s Kharg Island, Refinitiv Eikon data showed, after the vessel loaded 1.9 million barrels of heavy crude at the South American country’s Jose oil terminal. The shipment marks [...]

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

Venezuela and Iran’s ties grow as warnings are raised about Trump pulling an ‘October Surprise’ on Tehran

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Caracas, July 20, 2019. (REUTERS) By Christopher Woody October 6, 2020 Iran and Venezuela are two of President Donald Trump's most frequent foreign-policy targets, and increasing US pressure has only brought the two closer. Their ties are again on display ahead of [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Venezuela receives gasoline from Iran amid surge in protests

Opponents to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro face off with Bolivarian National Guards who are loyal to the president, during an attempted military uprising in Caracas, Venezuela, April 30, 2019. (AP) October 01, 2020 The second of three ships loaded with gasoline from Iran approached fuel-starved Venezuela on Wednesday amid simmering social unrest over [...]

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

Iran is helping Venezuela to form popular mobilization force

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, senior advisor to the supreme leader and former commander of the IRGC. (MEHR) September 29, 2020 The former Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, says Iran is helping Venezuela to form a mobilization force. Safavi says that the process is "transferring Iran's [...]

By |September 29th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Tankers carrying Iranian fuel begin entering Venezuelan waters

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, 2020 The first of a group of three tankers carrying Iranian fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the waters of the South American country on Monday, according to Refinitiv Eikon [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|

Cargoes of Iranian fuel seized by U.S. remain at sea

Iranian oil supertanker is seen near Gibraltar, Spain, July 4, 2019. (Reuters) September 25, 2020 Tankers carrying Iranian gasoline that was confiscated by the U.S. government and became embroiled in a court ownership battle have struggled to discharge in the United States, shifting course over the last week. The U.S. Department of Justice [...]

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

Venezuela’s PDVSA oil company to sell crude cargo to Iran’s national oil company

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker Fortune at the El Palito refinery, Venezuela, on May 25, 2020. (Reuters) September 23, 2020 Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has begun loading an Iran flagged large tanker with Venezuelan heavy crude for export, [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Latin America, Venezuela|