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.
H/T: Fox News
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. "The Iranian oil tankers arriving in Venezuela are nothing but a distraction from the real problems facing Maduro," said a spokesperson from the State Department. "These shipments will do nothing to help Venezuelans, they will only help prop up the former Maduro regime for a little while longer."
#BREAKING: WSJ reports U.S. has disrupted planned #Iran fuel shipment to #Venezuela on two Liberian flagged, Greek-owned vessels--the Bering & Bella--after sanctions threat. #OOTThttps://t.co/lvgAn02zJp— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) May 28, 2020
Quite interesting that #Iran boasts about sending gasoline all the way to Venezuela, but can't provide drinking water to Iranians back home. And when locals hold a protest rally, they're answered with bullets.https://t.co/REaQsdTq9J— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) May 26, 2020