(September 30, 2020 / JNS) The second of a flotilla of three Iranian oil vessels reached Venezuelan waters on Wednesday, aiming to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Tehran and Caracas.
The tanker, Fortune, followed the same route as Forest, which docked Venezuela’s El Palito port on Monday to discharge fuel, reported Reuters, citing Refinitiv Eikon tanker-tracking data and sources.
The third vessel, Faxon, is scheduled to arrive later this week—all as part of a group of deliveries of 820,000 barrels of Iranian gasoline and other fuels to the once oil-rich nation.
The Trump administration has repeatedly threatened and implemented sanctions over Iranian fuel deliveries to Venezuela.
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