Third Iranian ship reaches Venezuela's waters
Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The third of the five oil tankers from the Islamic Republic of Iran arrived in Venezuela's jurisdictional waters on Tuesday, reported the multinational chain Telesur.
According to a report published on Twitter by the correspondent of that television station in this South American country, the Petunia entered territorial waters escorted by the oceanic patrol Yekuana PO13 of the Bolivarian National Armed Force FANB.
As part of the energy cooperation agreements between the two nations, last Saturday the first Iranian oil tanker arrived to supply the Venezuelan people who have suffered for several months from the fuel deficit, as a result of coercive and unilateral measures imposed by United States to this country.
Faced with Washington's threats to prevent ships from passing through the Caribbean Sea, the Bolivarian government decided to escort the ships with frigates and planes from the Navy and national aviation.
So far, three of the tankers have arrived at the Venezuelan coasts without mishaps, the rest of them - Faxon and Carnation - are scheduled to arrive tomorrow and next Monday, June 1.
The authorities of the two countries and political and social movements have described the arrival of those tankers carrying oil and supplies to start Venezuela's refineries as a triumph of solidarity and independence.
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