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Iran ” Ready to Continue its Oil Shipments to Venezuela”

Iran 'Ready to Continue Its Oil Shipments to Venezuela if Caracas Needs More Supplies

TEHRAN – Last week, five Iranian oil tankers carrying fuel and petroleum refinery equipment arrived in Venezuela amid US warnings of new sanctions against Tehran and Caracas. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Tehran was willing to continue shipping oil to Venezuela if Caracas needed more of these deliveries. …

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Iranian Fuel Tankers Approach the Caribbean: Report

Iranian Fuel Tankers Approach the Caribbean

TEHRAN – A flotilla of five tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela is entering the Caribbean, with the first vessel scheduled to arrive on Sunday at the waters of South America. The Iran-flagged tanker Fortune, the first in the flotilla, was approaching the Caribbean Sea on Friday, according to Refinitiv …

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Iran’s Fuel Shipments to Venezuela Face US Threat

Iran’s fuel shipments to Venezuela face US threat

TEHRAN – Iran has sent fuel shipments to Venezuela in symbolic defiance of U.S. sanctions in a move that seems to be fraught with risk. Five Iranian super-tankers carrying petrol and other related goods, valued at $45.5 million, have sailed toward Venezuela, a Tehran ally and Washington’s adversary. The tankers …

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IAEA Sending Coronavirus Testing Gear to 40 Countries

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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations atomic agency is sending the first batch of equipment to some 40 countries with which they can carry out a standard test for the coronavirus involving a technique derived from nuclear science, The Organization announced in a statement on Wednesday. The technique, the polymerization …

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Eight Countries Urge UN to Lift Iran Sanctions

Iran

UNITED NATIONS – The diplomatic missions of Iran, Russia, China, Syria, North Korea, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, asking him to call for the lifting of unilateral sanctions against Iran that hinder the fight against COVID-19. The letter described …

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IRC Mobilizes Global Response to Fight the Spread of Coronavirus

IRC

NEW YORK – With the spread of the coronavirus worldwide, and now confirmed in crisis-affected countries with IRC operations, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Burkina Faso and Venezuela, The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is stepping up its response to the epidemic by focusing on crisis areas with particularly weak health systems. …

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Record Numbers to Require Humanitarian Assistance Says UN

UN

GENEVA – One in every 45 people on the planet is in need of food, shelter, health care, emergency education, protection or other essential help, the UN said in an annual report on Wednesday. The Global Humanitarian Outlook 2020 is focused on needs in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central …

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Russia May Send Economic Advisers to Venezuela

Russia

SOCHI – Russia is considering sending a permanent delegation of economic advisers to Venezuela to help Caracas resolve issues with foreign creditors, Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Thursday. Storchak said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had asked for continued cooperation in terms of consultations after Russian experts previously visited …

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China Opposes US Interference in Venezuela

China

BEIJING – A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China opposes US interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs and called on the US to end its intimidating behaviour of blindly repressing another country, Xinhua news reported Thursday. “We must make it clear that the political party which governs a …

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