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Iran Warns the US against Intercepting Fuel Shipments to Venezuela

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Iran Warns the US against Intercepting Fuel Shipments to Venezuela

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The US continues with its efforts to ratchet up its long running campaign of financial sanctions and economic blockade against Venezuela, with the objective of either forcing President Nicolas Maduro to resign and turn power over to a transitional ‘government’ acceptable to the US, or persuading his colleagues (and senior military officials in particular) to abandon the president and agree to a transitional power-sharing agreement. If this cannot be achieved the US seems determined to devastate the South American country’s economy to such an extent that it becomes ungovernable.

As the US runs out of additional targets within Venezuela that it can add to its campaign of financial and economic pressure, last week a senior official in the Trump administration told Reuters News Agency that the US was considering measures it could take in response to reports of a fuel shipment from Iran to Venezuela. Both Iran and Venezuela are subject to extensive unilateral US sanctions. The Trump administration official declined to specify the measures being weighed, but said options would be presented to Trump.

According to the media reports, the Iran-flagged vessel ‘Clavel’ passed the Suez Canal on Wednesday after loading fuel at Iran’s Bandar Abbas port in late March. As subsequently reported by Al Jazeera, an Iranian news agency declared on Saturday that there would be repercussions if the United States attempted to intercept the Iranian fuel shipment.

Iran’s Nour news agency reported that: “News received from informed sources indicate that the US Navy has sent four warships and a Boeing P-8 Poseidon from the VP-26 squadron to the Caribbean region.” The agency further declared:

“If the United States, just like pirates, intends to create insecurity on international waterways, it would be taking a dangerous risk, and that will certainly not go without repercussion.”

Separately, an Iranian analyst suggested Tehran may retaliate against US vessels in the Gulf if the US takes action against the Iranian vessel, noting that.

“The US Navy and its allies in the Persian Gulf are hostages to any kind of violation against Iran’s legal international shipping,” Mahdi Mohammadi said on Twitter.

The US threats follow increased pressure in April on the Western energy giants that still operate in Venezuela, forcing them to further reduce their activities under waiver agreements previously agreed with the US Treasury Department.  Chevron had been exempted from the US oil sanctions imposed in January 2019 so that it could continue operations in Venezuela and export crude shipments from its joint ventures. The exemption was renewed until 1 December after the previous one expired in April, along with the exemptions granted to US servicing companies Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Weatherford. However, the renewed authorizations include a prohibition on drilling, lifting, purchasing or processing Venezuelan-origin crude or oil products. The US companies’ activities are now strictly limited to maintenance of essential operations and contracts.

Thus developments continue to follow the script laid out by the US Southern Command’s strategic document ‘Master Stroke – Plan to overthrow the Venezuelan dictatorship’, leaked by the press 2 years ago (first reported by Stella Calloni at Voltaire Network).

The latest measures come several weeks after the US offered a reward of $15 million for Maduro’s capture, presumably a motivating factor behind the recent failed incursion attempt by mercenaries from Colombia. The provocative US actions and their readiness to flagrantly violate international laws and norms make a reduction in tensions in both regions extremely unlikely, as is apparent from the Iranian leader’s latest statement earlier today that it is inevitable that the US will be forced to retreat from Syria and Iraq if they do not leave voluntarily.

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klove and light

still deepthroating Zionist cock………after decades sucking, i wonder how much the americans have swallowed already

Really!?

Well, you seem to like it

chris chuba

FOX will report this as … ‘Iran threatens to attack the U.S.’

It doesn’t even occur to the Exceptionalists that stopping international commerce is an act of war as long as you don’t like someone and you are the United States it is by definition lawful and the victims are aggressors. Is this how we will stumble into a moronic war, at some point Iran will have no choice.

shylockracy

What frightens the US-led Zioterrorist scum the most is the possibility of a tech transfer for Venezuela to open new refineries with the collaboration of Iran, Russia or China.

Ilya

Vertical integration.. don’t depend on others. Venezuela (and even Russia) need industries that work from extracting raw materials like crude oil, to selling consumer goods like petrol. If Venezuela can crawl through this forced upon shithole, they will come out strong – with complete industry.

Sure it can still all be bombed of course, but there is less access to ‘build a case’ to bomb them, like the US is building now with chocking off the Venezuelan economy.

David Wadström

Axis of Resistance !!!

Garga

If the US terror force attempts to hijack and steal Iran’s shipments, first they’ll perform a false-flag attack on a couple of ships near Iran, probably in the Oman sea or Indian ocean (preferably in UAE waters which is fully in bed with crazies) to have an excuse to “punish”.

No false-flag, no cargo theft.

Pave Way IV

Maybe it’s time for another cruise missile attack by the Houthis. Doesn’t the UAE have a big refinery and export terminal in Al Ruwais? It would be a shame if something bad happened to it…
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pp

Next US strike should be on ayatullah in tehran :D

JR

Suck it ;}

Zionism = EVIL

Hush you little ignorant shit dumbass :D

pp

Say that to me when ayatoilet dies in an israeli/us strike :DJust like how that bastard soleimani was killed :D

Assad must stay

why iran did not send escorts with these tankers?

chris chuba

Iran doesn’t have a blue water navy. They might be able to have a dozen IRGC soldiers below deck and they would be quite the challenge for a helicopter filled w/troopers of any country.

Assad must stay

hope so

Ashok Varma

These are civilians tankers and under maritime law have the right of free passage anywhere. US is acting like a pirate and threatening to hijack oil tankers in high seas,the only difference between US or Somali pirates is that they don’t have aircraft carriers.

Assad must stay

Agree hundred procent

<>

Israel should also intercept and capture any Iranian ship that is crossing the Suez canal, free oil for us.

Ashok Varma

So-called Israel will cease to exist then little chit of a child.

<>

No we won’t, they can’t do shit to our navy in the East Med. Like I said, free oil for us. Hope Gantz orders it.

Ashok Varma

You are a silly chit of boy and spend too much time trolling adults.

<>

But why don’t you comment to my fact? if we do captrue it, what can they do? nothing. 20M barrels oil tanker, now that is something worth capturing.

Ashok Varma

You can not even fight Hezbollah, let alone Iran which will destroy your cities if you commit piracy in the high seas. Children should not fantasize about fanning conflict. Real people get hurt as the US is finding out. Now go play with other violent children. Run along little boy, I have given you your 15 seconds of much coveted attention you so desperately crave :)

<>

You know I’m right Ashok, you’re just scared to admit it and it’s fine man I get you. When a war comes with Hezbollah, do you think we would give a shit about doing actions against Iran? we will just capture every Iranian oil or weapon ship they try to transfer into the mediterranean sea, where we have the advantage. Now go and search for a clean water in Islamabad, maybe you can find a well.

Zionism = EVIL

LOL, ignorant Jew cunt, New Delhi is the capital of India, not Islamabad. What a bunch of ignorant hasbara cunts who are desperate :)

Cromwell

Incinerate Haifa thats what they can do.

<>

They can dare to try, will be nothing left of Tehran.

AJ

So you want Israel to be in the piracy business now. I suppose when you are used to stealing land a ship is no different.

<>

Why not? it’s a hostile ship anyway that sponsors terror all over the world.

verner

nah israel needs to be razed to the ground and each ánd every jew buried 6 feet under.

Cromwell

So think think international gangsterism is ok,you just confirmed what criminal scum you are.

Cromwell

Well if it kicked off one of those carriers is the last place i would want to be,they would be sunk in a heart beat with thousands incinerated,Iran has the anti ship missiles than can do just that.

Mustafa Mehmet

Here we go Iran warning again but no action typical Molla..

Ashok Varma

You expect Iran to go to war against the US? the Persians are smarter than that.

Ashok Varma

US acting as a pirate rogue regime a usual. Iran is acting in accordance with international maritime law to trade with whoever it chooses to. US is a thug and a bully and should focus on handling its growing problems at home.

Mustafa Mehmet

Like Hindu pirate regime in kasmir. never respect international law

Ashok Varma

Do not judge 1.3 billion Indians by a few extremists like Modi allied to the Zionists. Under the Congress party we had the most enlightened and secular governments. Just like Turks should not be judged by the insane actions of Erdogan. Extremism is a ideology of hate.

Mustafa Mehmet

Population figure does not matter .. you have to show respect to minority.. India minority has got no chance whatsoever.. near future you will see division in India. like Pakistan

pp

You seem to be a dog like your profet

Ashok Varma

You are not an Indian as educated Indians have better grasp of English than the British. It is PROPHET, not profet. You are Iron Zion hasbara children’s trolling club of uneducated imbeciles.

pp

Bhai mere tu kehna kya chata hai?tu khud mulla hai.

pp

Aur kya janna hai?MAi puri hindi janta hu.Shudh hindi nhi janta uske liye mafi chahtu hu
(I just told him i can speak hindi which is one of the main indian language)

Zionism = EVIL

Dumbass even google translate rejects that baloney. You uneducated cunt ROFLMAO.

Zionism = EVIL

Fuckwit, Hindi/Urdu are over 70% Farsi as the Persians/Moghuls ruled over India for 1000 years, illiterate stupid motherfucker. Farsi was the official language of India till the Brits took over in the 18th century. Which sewer did you pop out you stupid cunt :) Ever heard of the Taj Mahal?

Mustafa Mehmet

You are a pot for pissing f*** off

Mustafa Mehmet

Pot for pissing what is the meaning profet.. headless chicken you are

Zionism = EVIL

India can only survive as a secular country as it is multi-confessional and has enough problems with poverty and internal unrest. Unfortunately, both India and Pakistan are shitholes with nuclear weapons and more than likely a flashpoint for a nuclear war which will be very destructive.

Zionism = EVIL

The Jew cunts are “advising” Modi who is an uneducated fuck.

pp

Just like ur ayatoilets and erdogay.Iran and turkey will get fucked pretty soon.Wait and watch the game :D

Zionism = EVIL

Hush you little piece of ignorant shit.

Tommy Jensen

We also have good things in America. We have Rihanna and Beyonce which no one else have. https://youtu.be/op3zXn-EO2w

Assad must stay

and nobody else needs them lmao

Sadde

Persian Gulf, not just “the Gulf”!

Tommy Jensen

America is using the golf more than Iran. Therefore Persian Golf is obsolete and antiquidated.

The Persian-American Golf is a more modern up to date expression for presence conditions as the world develops and are constantly at change.

Sadde

LOL!
No, it’s just your mother changing hands every day!

Cromwell

They are International brigands,their gangsterism will not go unpunished,just who the hell do the US think they are?

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