In a outburst of arrogance, @SecPompeo announces sanctions against the Iranian ship captains that delivered gasoline to Venezuela. More evidence of the hatred of Trump’s hawks against ALL Venezuelans, regardless of their political positions. More evidence for the complaint that is being developed in the International Court.
USA it has sanctioned the captains of five Iranian oil tankers that have recently delivered fuel to Venezuela, despite threats from Washington.
The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, has announced this Wednesday that the Administration of President Donald Trump has ordered sanctions against the captains of five Iranian ships that last May transported gasoline to Venezuela.
“The assets of the captains will be blocked and they will not be able to operate in US waters,” Pompeo said in statements offered to journalists.
I don't see how either Venezuela's and Iran's business has anything to do with the US government, and how any government that refuses to do what the US regime wants can be considered as 'rogue'. The only one 'rogue' here, is the US regime, trying to tell other nations what to do.
— Hedwig Kuijpers (@Hedwigkuijpers2) June 24, 2020
The head of the US Diplomacy has also affirmed that Washington will continue to support the Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaidó, who in January 2019 proclaimed himself “president in charge” of the Bolivarian country, in an attempt to displace Nicolás Maduro, elected president through polls.
Iran and Venezuela were exercising their right to trade and conduct business as sovereign states. These are unilateral coercive measures by a tyrannical power affecting all sovereign states which want to participate in trade with other states. This must be rejected.
Despite Washington sanctions campaign, the Islamic Republic sent five tankers to Venezuela, loaded with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and additives, to alleviate the great fuel shortage suffered by the South American nation as a result of the sanctions imposed by USA
Given this situation, Washington, seeking to thwart the Iran-Venezuela financial alliance, threatened to impose sanctions on ports, shipping companies and insurers that would facilitate the shipment of Persian or anyone gasoline to the South American country.
However, defying repeated intimidation from the United States, the sixth Iranian ship, this time loaded with food, arrived on the coast of Venezuela on Sunday, within the framework of Tehran-Caracas strategic alliance.
In fact, the Persian country has made it clear that trade between Iran and Venezuela is characteristic of two independent countries and, therefore, this matter does not concern third parties.
I honestly did not expect less, Venezuela is in an undeclared war with the USA, they do what they have to do, just like we will, espect us