Venezuela president praises Iran gas shipments throughout go to


TEHRAN, Iran — Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on his first go to to Iran mentioned the Islamic Republic helped his nation by sending badly wanted gas regardless of U.S. sanctions and threats.

In an interview with Maduro late Friday after his arrival, Iranian state media reported that Maduro hailed Iran’s transfer to ship gas tankers to his energy-hungry nation.

“Tehran’s delivery of oil to Caracas was a great help to the Venezuelan people,” he mentioned.

Tensions throughout the Middle East are excessive over the collapse of Iran’s nuclear take care of world powers as U.S. sanctions and rising world meals costs choke Iran’s ailing economic system, placing additional strain on its authorities and its folks.

A high-ranking political and financial delegation from Venezuela, which like Iran is below heavy U.S. sanctions, is accompanying Maduro on the two-day go to, following an invite from Iran’s hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi.

Maduro mentioned he’ll meet with Raisi on Saturday to debate a 20-year plan for cooperation between the 2 international locations.

“The need to well inform the Iranian and Venezuelan nations about the war of sanctions and find ways to counter them with steadfastness” can be mentioned, Iranian English-language PressTV quoted Maduro as saying.

Maduro mentioned Venezuela and Iran are united by “a common vision” relating to worldwide points and are each victims of coercive measures by the United States and its allies.

“Caracas and Tehran have shaped the strategy of (a) resistance economy and are working to expand it,” he mentioned..

Maduro is on a Eurasia tour after being rebuffed by Washington, which determined to not invite him to the Summit of the Americas. His stops earlier this week included Algeria and Turkey.

Turkey is certainly one of a handful of locations around the globe — Russia and Iran are different pleasant states — the place Maduro is welcome amid U.S. sanctions on his nation.

Venezuela, together with Cuba and Nicaragua, was not invited by President Joe Biden’s administration to the summit resulting from their authoritarianism and human rights violations. That additionally led to a choice by Mexico’s president to not attend.

Venezuela has obtained Iranian tankers at its ports and previously. Iran additionally has exported vehicles to Venezuela.

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