Trump and Pompeo Back Down From Iran as Second Tanker Reaches Venezuela

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Sputnik/Moscow: The second tanker follows the first of five Iranian vessels carrying an estimated total 1.53 barrels of gasoline between them. The first vessel, the ‘Fortune’, successfully reached Venezuela the day before, and was escorted into the port by the Bolivarian Navy.

A second Iranian oil tanker, the ‘Forest’, entered the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Venezuela early Sunday, met by the country’s navy. It followed the first tanker from Iran, the Fortune, that successfully reached the Venezuelan coast a day before.

Three more oil tankers are expected to arrive to Venezuela from Iran. The five vessels are carrying an estimated 1.53 million barrels of gasoline between them.

​According to reports, the Venezuelan navy ship PO-13 Yekuana escorted the Forest after it entered the EEZ.

As the Forest was approaching the Latin America country, reports emerged that the tanker was being shadowed by the US-flagged offshore supply ship ‘Adam Joseph’ – the same vessel that reportedly followed the Fortune on Saturday.

This comes amid fears that the US could use military force against the Iranian tankers. Responding to the allegations, Tehran warned Washington that the White House will “face retaliation” if it tries to prevent the Iranian fleet from arriving to Venezuela.

Both the Iranian and Venezuelan oil sectors are suffering because of sanctions imposed by the US. For the Latin American country, the sanctions have, among other difficulties, resulted in a gasoline shortage.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. It is not only warships and tankers in the Persian Gulf that would be at risk; there is the gigantic “embassy” in Baghdad, there is the airbase that had the “headaches” at Ain Al-Assad, and there is Dimona, to name just a few of the plentiful targets around Iran that could be hit. I did not think the US would dare to attack these tankers, but it is good to have confirmation that at least in their military, there are still some people who are not completely off their trolleys with hubris.

  2. US does not believe in “Live and let Live” and Iran has had enough. Unfortunately, if war breaks it will cause big problems not just for Iran and Venezuela, but US, EU as well as Brit. If they keep at it, Israel may take advantage of the situation and hit an Iranian ship, forcing the war on the nations (the Zionists are good at false flags), US will end up paying for it in Persian Gulf.

  3. great news…i think most people didnt think the yank would attack the tankers, obviously iran has proved she will back up her threats. still, nice to see america is a coward when it push comes
    to shove.
    great article