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Venezuela Reported To The UN About The Threat From The Us To Iranian Tankers With Fuel

Venezuela Reported To The UN About The Threat From The Us To Iranian Tankers With Fuel

Earlier, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said that the prosecution of tankers is a violation of international norms and the rights of citizens of the Republic.

Venezuela's UN Ambassador Samuel Moncada on Friday warned the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about the threat posed by the US to Iranian fuel tankers heading to Venezuela.

"Today, we have notified the UN Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the threat of imminent use of military force by the United States against Iranian vessels carrying fuel to Venezuela. Armed attacks on tankers that carry out free trade and navigation between sovereign States are a manifestation of aggression. The naval blockade is compounded by the fact that it deprives the population of an entire country of the necessary means of subsistence," Moncada said on his Twitter account.

As stated on May 14, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, the United States is pursuing tankers carrying fuel to the country, which is a violation of international norms and the rights of citizens of the Republic. On May 17, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister, Abbas Araghchi, summoned the Swiss Ambassador representing US interests in the Islamic Republic and warned Washington against pursuing Iranian tankers bound for Venezuela. In addition, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to Guterres, in which he stressed that "the US must respect international law, in particular freedom of navigation."

On May 20, the Wall Street Journal, citing sources in the US administration, reported that the United States authorities are considering the possibility of imposing sanctions and applying a number of other restrictive measures against Iran in connection with the supply of fuel to Venezuela.

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