Iranian oil tanker berthed at Venezuela's port ignoring US warnings
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, May 25, IRNA -- First Iranian oil tanker berthed at Venezuela's El Palito port, TankerTrackers.com- an online service which tracks shipments in different geographical areas- reported on Monday.
The Iranian oil tanker had loaded 43 million liters of gasoline from southern Iranian port of Shahid Rajaei in mid-March, TankerTrackers tweeted.
This is the first out of five Iranian oil tankers that has docked at the northern Venezuelan beach despite the US warnings and sanctions.
Satellite images show that the Iranian tanker named "Fortune" is completing its berthing operation while being helped by two Venezuelan tug boats at El Palito refinery.
The Iranian tanker was escorted by the Venezuelan Navy in order to reach the Venezuelan port without facing any incidents may cause due to the US threats.
The second Iranian tanker named "Forest" has already arrived in Caribbean Sea.
Three other Iranian oil tankers are "Faxon", "Petunia" and "Clavel" that are passing Atlantic Ocean to reach Venezuela.
Yesterday, #GraciasIran became the number one trend in Venezuela.
Later, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro thanked Iranian support, stressing that Caracas and Tehran are both after peace, and have right to do free trade.
Maduro has described both Venezuela and Iran as revolutionary nations that will not bow down to the US empire.
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