Caracas — Iran sent to Venezuela a ship loaded with food almost a month after the arrival of five tankers oil tankers commanded Tehran in open defiance of Washington, which maintains severe economic sanctions against the government of Nicolas Maduroannounced on Saturday, diplomatic authorities in iran.
The ship Golsan, which brings a lot of food, is due to arrive on Sunday to the south american nation, said the Embassy of Iran in Caracas on his Twitter account.
The food will be used for the supply of the first supermarket of iran in Venezuela, said the diplomatic delegation.
Caracas and Tehran maintained for more than two decades of a close alliance which has been consolidated by cooperation agreements in different areas.
Between late may and early June arrived in Venezuela the tankers iranian Fortune, Forest, Faxon, Petunia and Carnation, which brought 1.5 million barrels of fuel and fuel additives that helped to cover part of the severe shortage of gasoline that the nation faces oil south since march.
The authorities attributed the lack of fuel to the sanctions imposed from the 2019 united States to the venezuelan oil industry to push the output of the Maduro administration, but analysts and opponents argue that the shortage is a result of the partial stoppage of the system refiner by technical failures and electrical, the lack of investment and deferral of maintenance programs.
At the beginning of June he arrived to Venezuela with a cargo of humanitarian aid from Iran, which included kits of diagnostic tests and provisions-medical to combat the pandemic of the new coronavirus.