the First of the five Iranian tankers with fuel close to the waters of Venezuela, despite threats from Washington.
According to the statement of the foreign Ministry of Venezuela, the United States pursue tankers carrying fuel in the country, and this is a violation of international norms and the rights of citizens of the Republic. In turn, Iran’s foreign Ministry warned Washington against persecution of Iranian tankers bound for Venezuela. Both countries are under US sanctions, reports TASS.
State television showed the Venezuelan military ship and the plane, which are prepared to meet the tankers as soon as they reached the exclusive economic zone of the country.
on 20 may, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. authorities are considering the imposition of sanctions and application of other restrictive measures against Iran in connection with the supply of fuel to Venezuela.
may 21, at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the activity of the Navy and the U.S. air force in the Caribbean sea looks like attempts to impose a naval blockade of Venezuela. This activity occurs in parallel with increasing sanctions pressure on Caracas to pandemic conditions.
“the Country is cut off from resources, preventing purchase of diagnostic and medical products, personal protection items, medical equipment and supplies”, — said Maria Zakharova.