By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
As per international regulations on the inalienable right of relations between sovereign independent members of the United Nations including cooperation for fulfillment of each other’s economic needs, the Islamic Republic of Iran has kept its word to supply Venezuela with petroleum and related products.
The Free World has hailed Iran’s manly move to redress the plight of the oppressed people of Venezuela in the face of the unmanly sanctions the roguish president of the US, Donald Trump, has imposed on the two countries.
The latest delivery of Iranian fuel to oil-rich Venezuela whose refineries are struggling with production because of the criminal measures of the US to sabotage the Latin American country’s economy, once again reaffirmed that a friend in need is a friend indeed.
This week’s berthing at Venezuelan ports of the three fuel-laden ships from Iran – Faxon, Forest, and Fortune – with a total cargo of 820,000 barrels, was the second such shipment sent by Iran, following the delivery during last May-June by the 5-ship fuel flotilla from the Islamic Republic.
Tehran and Caracas have signed agreements in the areas of trade, energy, industry, defence, culture, and educational cooperation, and it is worth noting that for the past 70 years the two countries have had excellent cooperation as founding members of the OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries).
Washington, or more properly the thuggish administration of Trump, has threatened to disrupt this vital supply of fuel and other goods from Iran to Venezuela, but the growing isolation of the US has prevented it so far from indulging in any open terrorist action against the two countries that will certainly be condemned by the UN and the Free World.
The Islamic Republic has issued a serious warning of retaliation if the US indulges in any cowardly act to disrupt Iran’s shipments to Venezuela, and Trump the terrorist, who is hoping for another 4-year term of misrule from the White House, knows that it is suicidal to seek confrontation with Iran.
In a bid to save its face, the US recently claimed to have seized some vessels in the regional waters belonging to the UAE and other Persian Gulf littoral states on the pretext that they were carrying Iranian oil.
The fact of the matter is that no Iranian oil or other products were confiscated by the CENTCOM terrorists, who are jittery throughout the region in view of Iran’s warning of retaliation.
The US has imposed sanctions on state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) as part of its illegal measures to oust President Nicolas Maduro, but all its plots have failed.
As the elected successor of the late charismatic Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, whose speeches used to send a shivering down the spines of the various US presidents, Maduro is supported by the majority of the people of his country.
Hence, despite spending billions of dollars the US has failed to change the government in Venezuela – a country, which recently hosted an official visit by a senior European delegation, much to the chagrin of Trump and his team of terrorists, whose idiotic policies are deepening the transatlantic divide.
Iran, as part of its legitimate efforts to help Venezuela overcome its problems, is cooperating in a vast variety of fields, including economy, as is evident by the opening of a sprawling hypermarket (Supermercado in Spanish) in Caracas, named Megasis, that houses under a single roof at least 2,500 different Iranian products, ranging from foodstuff to industrial items, and hosiery to toys, as well as carpets and construction material.
This speaks volumes of Iran’s progress as well as its power and prestige on the international scene to come to the rescue of oppressed people far beyond its borders.