10/23/2020

Iranian oil tankers in Venezuela indicate end of US hegemony ’

Iranian oil tankers in Venezuela indicate end of US hegemony ’

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A report reveals the Iranian oil tankers shipment to Venezuela shows a geopolitical restructuring and the end of US hegemony.

Russia’s Sputnik news agency in a report released Wednesday has examined the effects of sending Persian tankers with gasoline to Venezuela, writing that this could be attributed to “geopolitical restructuring” for various reasons.

“The United States is losing its hegemony and the world is becoming multipolar,” the report said.

Iran has sent five tankers, loaded with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and additives, to Venezuela to alleviate the great fuel shortage that the Caribbean country is suffering as a result of the sanctions imposed by the United States. within the framework of his campaign of pressure against the Government of President Nicolás Maduro. To date, three of the tankers have entered the territorial waters of the South American country.

The issue of these tankers, according to Sputnik, from the beginning of their journey from Iran, meant the breaking of the United States sanctions against Venezuela.

Iran is also one of the countries economically blocked by the US government chaired by Donald Trump, after Washington unilaterally get themself out from nuclear agreement, officially called the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (PIAC or JCPOA), in 2018, and began to apply the “maximum pressure” policy against Tehran, he added.

“The objective has been to suffocate the Persian country through the economic blockade, a strategy similar to used against Venezuela,” he said, adding that the world’s multipolarity is now being promoted by countries such as China and Russia, States with which Venezuela, in addition to Iran, has been cooperating closely.

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They also stressed when the Latin American region cannot generate a response to stop or break the blockade by the United States, the Bolivarian country, under siege, has strengthened its ties with Russia, China and Iran, countries that they were also financially attacked by the White House.

Despite US campaign of threats and pressure, up to now, the oil tanker ‘Fortune’ is already moored in the port of the El Palito Refinery, located in the state of Carabobo (north), and ‘Forest’ docked in the port of Punta Cardón, in the northwest of Venezuela. The third ship, named ‘Faxon’, will arrive on Wednesday.

USA It has threatened to cut off Iranian ships in the Caribbean. The Islamic Republic, in turn, warned Washington that it could have problems if its ships suffered any mishap in the Caribbean Sea.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says the Iranian tanker that has arrived in Venezuela has become the symbol of freedom for both countries.

Through a message on the social network Twitter, Maduro published images on Monday of the moments of the arrival of the tanker ‘Fortune’, the first Iranian-flagged oil tanker, loaded with fuel, at the port of the El Palito refinery, located in the Carabobo state (north), praising Tehran-Caracas relations.


“‘ Fortune “became this Monday, May 25, a symbol of freedom and courage for two peoples: Venezuela and Iran,” the Bolivarian president tweeted.

The Iranian ambassador to Caracas, Hoyatolá Soltani, wrote on Twitter the same Monday that the US is finally realized that they must respect the commitments and responsibilities in international agreements, including “freedom of trade and navigation.”

That “is a good thing,” he continued, however, Washington must know that there are other international pacts that it must implement, including the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 between Iran and 5 + 1 Group —formed then by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China, plus Germany – and resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which confirms this agreement.

Soltani also mentioned that it is essential that the United States respect the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and not support the scourge of terrorism.

In another tweet published on Sunday, the Persian diplomat assured that the North American country cannot prevent the arrival of the Iranian oil tankers to Venezuela, pointing out that the US president, Donald Trump, already knows the consequences of threatening Tehran.