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Fri May 22, 2020, 05:42 AM

Venezuela's military to escort Iranian tankers bringing petrol

Source: BBC

Venezuela's military to escort Iranian tankers bringing petrol

21 May 2020

The Venezuelan military will escort Iranian tankers delivering much-needed petrol to the country to prevent any attempt by the US to stop them.

Five vessels are on the high seas and are due to arrive in the coming days.

Venezuela's defence minister said they would be "welcomed" into its exclusive economic zone, which extends 370km (200 nautical miles) from its shores.

The US, which has imposed sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, is reportedly considering steps to deter shipments.

The US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, said the need to import petrol highlighted the mismanagement of Venezuela's oil industry by President Nicolás Maduro's government.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52751224

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Fri May 22, 2020, 10:03 PM

1. If the US Navy wanted to interdict those tankers,

there's not much the Venezuelan military could do to stop them.

I truly hope it doesn't come to this, but the fact is that the Ven. Navy is no match for the US Navy and their ships would quickly be disabled or sunk.

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