Second tanker carrying Iranian fuel enters Venezuelan waters
The second tanker carrying fuel sent from Iran entered Venezuelan waters in order to deliver its cargo.
Earlier (Saturday night local time), the Iranian oil tanker Fortune reached the shores of Venezuela by escorting Venezuelan warships.
Three other Iranian oil tankers, the Clavel, Faxon and Petunia, are also following the Fortune and Forest tankers, heading for the Venezuelan coast.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has sent five fuel tankers to support the Venezuelan government and people, which are under US economic siege.
Samuel Moncada, Venezuela's permanent representative to the United Nations, said Sunday night that the entry of Iranian tankers into Venezuelan waters was a turning point in the struggle for sovereignty, independence and peace.
Venezuelan Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami also thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for its support of the Venezuelan government and people and emphasized: "Iran-Venezuela's energy cooperation, in addition to uniting the two countries as members of OPEC, is based on scientific exchange and the development of oil production."
In recent days, Venezuelan users have praised the Spanish hashtag #GraciasIran, meaning "thank you Iran," on Twitter, and praised the cooperation between Tehran and Caracas in the face of the US naval blockade.
In recent months, the United States has sought to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela, which has an anti-American approach, by threatening, imposing sanctions, pressure and economic blockade on Venezuela. An approach that has never been successful.
Many countries, including Iran, Russia and China, have condemned the US move, stressing the need to respect Venezuela's sovereignty and territorial integrity.