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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:27 PM

Biden administration urging Venezuela, Cuba to turn away Iranian ships: report

The Biden administration is urging Venezuela to turn away two Iranian naval ships that are believed to be headed towards the country, Politico reported.

Multiple sources close to the matter told Politico the White House is pressuring Venezuela's government to not allow the Iranian ships, which are believed to be carrying arms, to dock. One congressional official said Biden officials are reaching out to countries neighboring Venezuela to ensure that the ships do not dock.

Politico first reported in May the U.S. was monitoring the Iranian ships, though at the time their ultimate destination was uncertain. Officials within Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's government have also reportedly advised against allowing the ships to dock. A weapons transfer from an Iranian ship to Venezuela would be a highly provocative action that goes directly against U.S. warnings, Politico notes.

Both Venezuela and Iran are currently under under heavy sanctions by the U.S. The two countries have developed close ties over the years, working together on gasoline shipments and factory projects. The presence of Iranian ships in the Western hemisphere could endanger ongoing Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna, which the U.S. is indirectly engaged in through allies.


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Hugh_Lebowski Jun 9 #1

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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 09:17 PM

1. Not that I'm a fan of ... well, anyone involved, nor of 'weapons shipments in general', but ...

Not sure how it's any of the USA's friggin business, assuming it's not like missiles that could hit the USA?

(apart from Biden, of course, to be clear. Big fan of Joe )

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