Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday highlighted the arrival of the first of five Iranian tankers laden with fuel in Venezuela, a country that is going through a gasoline shortage due to the coercive measures imposed by the United States.

Iran PressAmerica: The Cuban head of State noted in his Twitter account that this action breaks the 'unacceptable and criminal' blockade imposed by the United States on Venezuela.

"#LongLiveSolidarity among peoples," the president tweeted.

On Sunday, the oil tanker Fortune, from Iran, is bound for the El Palito refinery, in the state of Carabobo, after entering Venezuelan jurisdictional waters without any mishaps, according to official reports.

Meanwhile, the second Iranian oil tanker 'Forest' entered Venezuelan Special Economic Zone on Monday in order to deliver its cargo.

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, who are suffering under US sanctions and economic siege.

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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. 

Many countries, including Iran, Russia, and China, have condemned the US move, stressing the need to respect Venezuela's sovereignty and territorial integrity. 104/207

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