US vs Iran: Iranian flotilla approaches Caribbean - US does not rule out action

FIVE oil tankers carrying Iranian fuel for Venezuela is approaching the Caribbean, with the first vessel expected to reach the South American country's waters on Sunday - raising the prospect of a military stand-off, with the US refusing to rule out taking action.

Iran is supplying about 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and alkylate to Venezuela, according to both governments, sources and calculations made by TankerTrackers.com based on the vessels' draft levels. The shipments have caused a diplomatic standoff between Iran and Venezuela and the United States, because both nations are under US sanctions.

Washington is considering measures in response, according to a senior US official, who refused to elaborate on any options being weighed...
source: Express

2020-05-23 00:56
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