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Iran’s supreme chief praises ‘TANKER JIHAD’ after oil shipments to Venezuela

Iran’s supreme leader praises ‘TANKER JIHAD’ after oil shipments to Venezuela


Iran’s supreme chief Ali Khamenei has congratulated the tanker crews that delivered gasoline to sanctions-stricken Venezuela, regardless of US threats and strain, on “a terrific job” and even in contrast their mission to a spiritual battle.

The 81-year-old Khamenei, who is without doubt one of the closest-followed Islamic leaders on Twitter, praised the tanker flotilla’s crews and captains on Monday.

“You probably did a terrific job. It was Jihad & introduced honor to the nation,” he wrote, whereas additionally praying that God grant energy and success to the sailors.

In late Might, Iran despatched a flotilla of 5 tankers, carrying 1.5 million barrels of gasoline, to Venezuela, which has suffered from a extreme lack of gasoline as a result of crippling financial sanctions imposed by Washington.

The US authorities, which needs Venezuela’s socialist chief Nicolas Maduro gone, labored arduous to forestall the supply, warning nations alongside the route of the tankers that there will be penalties if the Iranian vessels get any help. Venezuela’s envoy to the UN even insisted that the ships have been going through the “menace of imminent use of army pressure by the USA.” 

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Maduro has promised to go to Tehran quickly in an effort to thank the Iranian folks personally, whereas Iran has insisted that it is able to ship extra gasoline to Venezuela if such want arises.

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