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Venezuela: President Maduro thanks Iran for sending oil tankers to Venezuela01:58

Venezuela: President Maduro thanks Iran for sending oil tankers to Venezuela

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Caracas
May 27, 2020 at 11:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran for sending three oil tankers on Tuesday during a speech held in Caracas.

The president thanked "the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the government of President Rouhani, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini" for "their availability, their solidarity, their courage."

Maduro also criticised the US government for having "persecuted for more than a year all the ships, all the imports of supplies to produce gasoline in Venezuela" and stated that "Venezuela and the people of the world have the right to economic freedom, freedom of trade, to buy and sell everything we need in the world”.

So far three Iranian oil-laden ships have reached Venezuelan shores, and two other ships are expected to arrive on May 27 and June 1, according to local sources.

Venezuela experiences difficulties with the supply of gasoline due to sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States in an attempt to put pressure on the government of Nicolas Maduro.​

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked Iran for sending three oil tankers on Tuesday during a speech held in Caracas.

The president thanked "the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the government of President Rouhani, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini" for "their availability, their solidarity, their courage."

Maduro also criticised the US government for having "persecuted for more than a year all the ships, all the imports of supplies to produce gasoline in Venezuela" and stated that "Venezuela and the people of the world have the right to economic freedom, freedom of trade, to buy and sell everything we need in the world”.

So far three Iranian oil-laden ships have reached Venezuelan shores, and two other ships are expected to arrive on May 27 and June 1, according to local sources.

Venezuela experiences difficulties with the supply of gasoline due to sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States in an attempt to put pressure on the government of Nicolas Maduro.​

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