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Venezuela And Iran Ignore U.S. Sanctions Again To Export Crude

Tanker at dusk. Flag

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 An Iran-flagged tanker is loading Venezuelan crude oil | Tehran has supplied food and gasoline as cooperation thrives By Lucia Kassai for Bloomberg – After defying U.S. sanctions by shipping a cargo of oil condensate to Venezuela just last week, Iran is using the same ship to help the Latin American country export its crude. The Iran-flagged …

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Irate Venezuelans wait for days in snarling fuel lineups

Line up at gas station. Men push car

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 Iranian Tankers Taking Long Route to Venezuela as Gas Shortages Grow By Efrain Otero and Jonathan Saul SAN ANTONIO DE LOS ALTOS, Venezuela/LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Angry Venezuelans are once again stuck in long service station lines due to rationing by President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which is awaiting fuel tankers on their way from Iran …

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Tehran Now Says Ships Targeted by U.S. Were Holding Iranian Fuel

Helicopter. Tanker at sea.

BLOOMBERG, AUGUST 17, 2020 Four tankers whose fuel was seized by the U.S. over the past month were heading to Venezuela and carrying gasoline loaded in Iran, according to Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. His comments are the first acknowledgment by Tehran that the vessels were transporting cargo from the Islamic Republic when the U.S. confiscated it. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani …

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U.S. Seizes Iranian Fuel Cargo for First Time – WSJ

Tanker. Tug boats

PortandTerminal.com, August 14, 2020 Now the question is, how will Iran respond? NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal and other major news sources are reporting that the United States has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela. The announcement was made on Thursday by U.S. officials. Last month U.S. federal prosecutors filed suit to seize …

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Iranian naval forces board tanker in Gulf of Oman

Screen grab. Helicopter hovering over ship

PortandTerminal.com, August 13, 2020 DUBAI – Iranian naval forces boarded an oil and chemical tanker in the Gulf of Oman. The US Central Command (CENTCOM) shared a video on Twitter, claiming that Liberian-flagged MT Wila was overtaken and boarded by an Iranian “Sea King” helicopter and two ships. Today in international waters, Iranian forces, including two ships and an Iranian …

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U.S. files Suit to Seize Gasoline in Four Iranian Tankers Headed to Venezuela

Stern of Iranian oil tanker. Flag.

REUTERS, JUNE 2, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. prosecutors late on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to seize the gasoline aboard four tankers that Iran is shipping to Venezuela, the latest attempt by the Trump administration to increase economic pressure on the two U.S. foes. The government of Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro has flaunted the tankers, which departed last month, to …

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Iranian aircraft warned US warships to stay away from tankers heading to Venezuela: official

Fighter jets in the air

PortandTerminal.com, June 23, 2020 BEIRUT, LEBANON – Mohsen Rezai, the Secretary of the Expediency Council for Diagnosing the Regime of Interest in Iran, revealed on Sunday that a dangerous incident took place between the American and Iranian forces last month, against the backdrop of Tehran sending five tankers to Venezuela. “We sent reconnaissance planes over American ships, and we issued …

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Iran was ready to attack U.S. commercial ships if Venezuela-bound tankers stopped

Tanker on fire

REUTERS, JUNE 13, 2020 DUBAI – 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. forces interfered with Venezuela-bound Iranian oil tankers. Iran sent a flotilla of five tankers of fuel to gasoline-starved ally Venezuela in May, and …

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Iran says it is ready to continue fuel shipments to Venezuela

Stern of Iranian oil tanker. Flag. Mountains in background

REUTERS, JUNE 1, 2020 DUBAI – 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 Venezuela and we are ready to send more ships if Caracas …

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