The Trump administration halted scheduled Iranian fuel deliveries to Venezuela Wednesday by threatening sanctions on the ships carrying the cargo, according to U.S. officials.
The State Department's Iran Action Group reportedly contacted the Liberian government, to which the two ships are registered, to warn them against sanctions. The Liberian government immediately revoked the ships' accreditation.The two Greek firms that own the ships were also threatened with U.S. sanctions and legal action, at which point the two ships abandoned the course, according to The Journal.
The U.S. has been increasing its efforts in pressuring both nations with sanctions."We will continue to use the full weight of United States' economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy," the State Department spokesperson told Fox News.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the U.S. will be removing all sanction waivers that allowed Chinese, European and Russian companies to work with Iranian nuclear sites without falling target to existing U.S. sanctions on Iran.President Trump has also increased sanctions on Venezuela, drastically affecting its oil production.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to experts, the oil shipments were only expected to satisfy Venezuelan demand for a couple of weeks."Iranian gas cannot prevent the inevitable: a democratic transition that restores prosperity to Venezuela," the State Department spokesperson said.
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What purpose does that serve? Nonsense. An insidious Lie. The Iranians have been successful in supplying Venezuela with oil due to the ignoble, unlawful & repugnant embargo against Iran & Venezuela's People's Revolutionary Government. Donald Trump's War Criminals Elliot Abrams.
WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Threatens Sanctions to Deter Tankers Carrying Fuel to VenezuelaU.S. authorities threatened two Greek-owned tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela with sanctions, according to U.S. officials, aiming to thwart a burgeoning economic alliance between two of America’s biggest rivals. Trump killed the 1st Amendment today. wsj rejoicing Starts to get scary with possible conflicts in the Southern China Sea against China for HK tensions and in the Caribbean with Venezuela and Iran. Hunger and employement escalating in the US...Does remind certain pre scenarios of WWII. (Not alarming just informing) Totalitarian rule begets Totalitarian rule!!!
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