Envoy: US’ act not to attack Iranian tankers shows layers of wisdom in US

IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to Caracas Hojat Soltani in a message said the US measures not to attack Iranian tankers carrying oil to Venezuela showed that there are still wisdom and foresight in layers of US’ sovereignty.

They should make warmongers understand that observing international regulations and agreements by governments such the United States will create safer world for all countries and the US itself, Soltani wrote on his Twitter account on Monday.

“First Iranian oil tanker berthed at Venezuela’s El Palito port, TankerTrackers.com- an online service which tracks shipments in different geographical areas- reported on Monday,” he added.

The Iranian oil tanker had loaded 43 million liters of gasoline from southern Iranian port of Shahid Rajaei in mid-March, TankerTrackers tweeted.

This is the first out of five Iranian oil tankers that has docked at the northern Venezuelan beach despite the US warnings and sanctions.

Satellite images show that the Iranian tanker named “Fortune” is completing its berthing operations while being helped by two Venezuelan tug boats at El Palito refinery.

The Iranian tanker was escorted by the Venezuelan Navy in order to reach the Venezuelan port without facing any incident which might had happened due to the US threats.

The second Iranian tanker named “Forest” has already arrived in the Caribbean Sea.

Three other Iranian oil tankers are “Faxon”, “Petunia” and “Clavel” that are passing Atlantic Ocean to reach Venezuela.

Earlier, Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum Tareck El Aissami in a message appreciated Iran for fuel supply, saying energy cooperation will develop relations in all fields.

The energy cooperation between Iran and Venezuela is based on the scientific exchange and the productive development of the hydrocarbon industry, in addition to the experience that unites us as OPEC countries. Thanks brothers!!, he added.

Meanwhile, commanding officer of the Strategic Command Operations of Venezuela Remigio Ceballos in a message said the National Bolivarian Armed Forces of Venezuela appreciates the solidarity of the Republic of Iran.