RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Dr. Gholamreza Narimousaei, an expert on international relations, referred to the movement of Iranian tankers toward Venezuela and said, “Despite sanctions, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its economic activities, including oil exports, and will not wait for the permission of the United States because there are countries that are not under the political domination of the United States and have political and economic relations with our country.”
The professor at Jihad Daneshgahi Institute of Higher Education (ACECR) in Ahvaz noted that Venezuela is the second-largest oil-producing country in the world and added said, “The United States has proved that it’s no longer able to confront Islamic Iran and prevent it from exporting its oil and hasn’t been able to achieve this through the United Nations Security Council and has sent its ships to the Persian Gulf.”
He noted that the Islamic Republic doesn’t surrender to American military threats, “The Islamic Republic conducts economic relations with any country it wants and doesn’t stop exporting oil. The political achievements of sending oil tankers intelligently has become apparent over time.”
Mr. Narimousaei added that the world is going through a period of bullying and arrogance by the United States, adding, “The United States is unlikely to stop Iranian oil tankers from moving toward Venezuela because the events of the past few months and the reaction of the Iranian armed forces toward the United States have proved that it will avoid any confrontation and reaction.”
He said that the movement of tankers to Venezuela has economic and political goals for the Islamic Republic of Iran, and emphasized, “Part of the Islamic Republic’s international revenues, which were cut off by American sanctions, will be offset by such action, and the political debate will tell the world that political affairs in the world are not in accordance with the intent of the United States and its allies.”
Referring to the negative effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on the Western economy and the high death toll, Mr. Narimousaei added, “The Western idea of the spread of the Coronavirus in Iran was that it would lead to famine and deaths but our methods of responding to the Coronavirus and the issuing of testing kits showed that such a threat has become an opportunity.”
Iran is shipping tons of gasoline to Venezuela in defiance of American sanctions on both countries in a symbolic move guaranteed by Tehran’s missile prowess.
Reports of a shipment of Iranian fuel to Venezuela in the face of American sanctions against the two allies have infuriated the United States, with one official threatening to take “measures" against the “unwelcome” development.
A senior official in American President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters on May 14th that the United States was considering measures against Iran in response to the fuel shipment. The official spoke on condition of anonymity.
Rasa News Agency