BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Iranian ambassador in Caracas, Hajjatullah Sultani, announced that the Iranian Fortune oil tanker had successfully unloaded its cargo at El Palito port, while the remaining three tankers on still on the way to Venezuela.
Sultani said in a statement to Al-Alam TV on Monday evening that the two Iranian oil tankers that arrived in Venezuela were not subjected to any significant inconvenience, noting that Iranian tankers carry fuel and materials for the rehabilitation of Venezuelan refineries and operate within the framework of international protocols.
Sultani described the day of the Iranian tanker’s arrival as a big and historic day for the Venezuelan and Iranian peoples and is a victory for the international community, stressing that the United States complied with its commitment to international covenants including freedom of trade and navigation and that the arrival of Iranian oil tankers to Venezuela proved that America should respect international covenants.
Sultani said that the U.S. sanctions on Venezuela are unilateral, not recognized by Iran and several countries, and that the U.S. sanctions have lost their luster and are not affecting as they were before.
He stressed that America’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran made countries not recognize it even if the statements were made and they were trying to get around them.
On the news of the transportation of 9 tons of gold sent by Venezuela to Iran in exchange for fuel, he said that it is 100% false news and that the malicious media is promoting false news to exchange Venezuelan gold for Iranian fuel.
Sultani concluded by saying that the decision centers in the United States still have the knowledge that what Iran has done is not contrary to international laws.