Saturday, May 30, 2020

U.S. Says It Has Disrupted Iranian Fuel Deliveries To Venezuela, But The Takers Are Still Arriving

The Fortune, an Iranian-flagged fuel tanker, is seen after it docked at El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 26, 2020. Photo by Economy Vice President's Office/Anadolu Agency

FOX News: US disrupts Iranian fuel deliveries to Venezuela, official says

The Trump administration halted scheduled Iranian fuel deliveries to Venezuela Wednesday by threatening sanctions on the ships carrying the cargo, according to U.S. officials.

Iran and Venezuela attempted to outmaneuver American sanctions by establishing a new oil partnership.

Two Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned ships that "were en route to Venezuela carrying Iranian fuel, scrapped their deliveries after the U.S. threatened sanctions," a senior U.S. official told Fox News.

First reported by The Wall Street Journal, the ships were expected to arrive in Venezuela as the final delivery in a previously planned five-oil-tanker shipment, an effort that the Venezuelan regime has said is a partnership to thwart the American sanctions.

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WNU Editor: It looks like the Trump administration are ahead of themselves .... Fourth Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela as US ups pressure (Al-Monitor).


RussInSoCal said...

I was under the impression all five ships were Iranian flagged. Which would explain the disregard of the threat of sanctions. It would be a problem if the ships of Greek ownership went a head and delivered gasoline to Venezuela.

Jac said...

This story is a little bit confusing.

Anonymous said...

so too our policy...just bullshit coming out of white house. No deeds