Venezuela warns America its navy will escort Iranian oil tankers | Daily Mail 

The tankers are carrying around 1.5 million barrels of fuel to the Latin American nation as it faces an acute scarcity of gasoline as the country endures the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Venezuela tells America its navy will escort Iranian oil tankers arriving with much-needed fuel after Tehran warned of ‘consequences’ if the US tried to intercept the ships

  • Venezuelan forces will escort Iranian tankers arriving with much-needed fuel 
  • Comes after Iran raised concerns of potential aggression from the US 
  • Trump’s administration has imposed unilateral sanctions aimed at ending oil exports from Iran and Venezuela
  • Venezuela is suffering an acute shortage of gasoline amid pandemic  

Venezuela has said that its air and navy forces will escort Iranian oil tankers arriving with much-needed fuel after Tehran warned of ‘consequences’ if the US tried to intercept the ships.

The tankers are carrying around 1.5 million barrels of fuel to the Latin American nation as it faces an acute scarcity of gasoline as the country endures the novel coronavirus pandemic.

‘We’re ready for whatever, whenever,’ President Nicolas Maduro told state-run media, thanking ‘all the support’ from its Middle East ally in its confrontation with the United States.

His comments came after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said the shipment should ‘alarm’ Latin America. Both OPEC members are U.S. adversaries whose oil industries are under U.S. sanctions. Trump administration officials say Washington is considering a response to the shipment, Reuters reported.

Source: Venezuela warns America its navy will escort Iranian oil tankers | Daily Mail Online

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