Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson stated that “Iran practices its free trade rights with Venezuela and we are ready to send more ships if Caracas demands more supplies from Iran”. Relatedly, a senior Iranian diplomat maintained that Venezuela offered “good markets for the Iranian oil sector and downstream products… If they agree, we plan to continue our cooperation with them in this sector”. He also indicated that “Venezuela has demanded for help in repairing some of its installations and their demands are under study”. Meanwhile, Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani declared that “the claim of U.S. superpower, threat of waging war, assassination and sanctions were turned ‘null and void’ by the presence of Iranian oil tankers in Caribbean”.
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