Iran left open the possibility of continuing to deliver fuel to Venezuela
Iran vowed to continue transporting fuel to Venezuela if Caracas requested further.
Speaking at the press conference on June 1, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi stated: “Iran enforces free trade rights with Venezuela and we are ready to send more fuel tankers if Caracas requires more.” . Earlier, in late May, Iran sent five fuel tankers to the oil-rich South American nation, which was facing a serious shortage of gasoline. The United States has closely monitored this activity to prevent similar fueling operations in the future. Washington has warned governments, ports, exporters and insurers could face sanctions if they support the tankers.
Venezuela is in a local crisis of lack of fuel because there are no fuel additives due to sanctions and US economic blockade. Venezuela’s oil output has been plummeting in recent years. In March, Venezuela produced only 670,000 barrels, the lowest level in the first five months of this year.