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That’s gotta sting. US sells 1.1m barrels of Iranian oil it took from them

Helicopter hovering over oil tanker

PortandTerminal.com, November 1, 2020 WASHINGTON – The US Justice Department has announced that Washington sold around 1.1 million barrels of Iranian oil from four tankers headed for Venezuela, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday. “Upon being presented with the court’s seizure order, the ships’ owner transferred the petroleum to the government, and we can now announce that the United States has sold and …

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Venezuela Defies U.S. Sanctions With First Iranian Oil Import (VIDEO)

Oil tanker at terminal

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 Ship is discharging Iranian condensate at PDVSA terminal | Venezuela’s oil production is at lowest level since 1910s By Lucia Kassai and Fabiola Zerpa for Bloomberg – An oil tanker is discharging Iranian condensate for Venezuela as both countries continue to avoid U.S. sanction tripwires. The ship is identified in internal documents as Honey, according to a report and …

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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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Nothing? US silent as Iran’s 5th and final tanker due to arrive in Venezuela on Tues

Screen shot of tanker being accompanied by naval vessel.

PortandTerminal.com, May 29, 2020 “Take that, Trump! Venezuela’s oil shipments from Iran show how alliances can help defy US sanctions” Russian media website RT.com (May 29, 2020) WASHINGTON – Iranian media is reporting Iran’s fourth tanker, the Faxon, has safely berthed at port of Puerto La Cruz in the east of Venezuela this morning (Friday). #Iran’s Faxon tanker berths at …

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Third Iranian Tanker Reaches Venezuelan Waters Unimpeded by US

Screen grab of tanker underway

PortandTerminal.com, May 27, 2020 The remaining two Iranian tankers, “Faxon” and “Clavel”, should be arriving on Friday and early next week respectively MARACAY, VENEZUELA – Iran-flagged tanker, PETUNIA, crossed the Caribbean Sea earlier on Tuesday and reached Venezuela’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) after being escorted by the Venezuelan navy. Third Iranian Tanker, "Petunia", Reaches Venezuelan Waters with Escort of South …

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Iran warns U.S. not to act “like pirates” with its oil shipments to Venezuela

A satellite photograph shows the Iranian oil tanker

REUTERS, MAY 16, 2020 DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guards said that there would be repercussions if the United States acts “just like pirates” against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela. A senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters on Thursday the United States was considering measures it could take in …

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