Despite the warnings of the U.S. – Iranian petrol tankers of Venezuelan wire first reaches five petrol tankers from Iran has reached the South American country in crisis. The United States have imposed against both countries sanctions and threatening with consequences.0 comment a total of 1.53 million barrels of gasoline: The first of the five Tanker happened on 20. May the Strait of Gibraltar. Photo: Keystone/AP/Marcos Moreno

Despite warnings the United States is the first of five Iranian petrol tankers that arrived in Venezuela. He reached on Saturday evening (local time) Venezuelan waters, such as from the data of the information provider Refinitiv shows.

The state television of Venezuela also showed pictures of a marine vessel and an aircraft, preparing for the arrival of the tanker. The Minister of defence of the country had promised that the military will be escorting the tankers. “We welcome the ships from the Islamic Republic of Iran welcome the soon to be arriving in the ports of our country,” wrote oil Minister Tareck El Aissami on Twitter. A further four tankers that deliver in the media that 1.5 million barrels of fuel reports, overall, would be expected in the coming days.

implications of the United States?

The Tanker, carrying according to the information of the two governments, a total of 1.53 million barrels of gasoline to Venezuela. The US has imposed both against the South American country, as well as against the Iran sanctions and the consequences threatened. The United States has recently stepped up its naval presence in the Caribbean, which was officially justified with an Anti-drug-use.

Venezuela’s left-wing leader Nicolás Maduro had thanked Iran on Wednesday in a televised address for support. Venezuela has been suffering for years under a severe economic crisis that was aggravated by the Coronavirus pandemic. Although the country has the largest Oil reserves in the world, it is to rely on fuel deliveries. It is not the first Time that the two members of the oil cartel Opec to help in the face of US sanctions on each other. In the years 2010-2011, the state Oil company PDVSA fuel sent to Iran.

in Addition, Venezuela is in a fierce battle between Maduro and the opposition leader Juan Guaidó Francisco. The President of the Parliament Guaidó had to call at the beginning of last year to the transitional President. He is supported by the government of US President Donald Trump. Iran is just like Russia – behind Maduro.

(SDA / step)

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