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An Iranian ship with food and medical supplies arrives in Venezuela

June 22, 2020

Venezuela received an Iranian ship loaded with food and medical supplies in its territorial waters on Monday. This is a new example of the political cooperation between Caracas and Tehran that recently led to the supply of ships with oil.

The Iranian ambassador to Venezuela, Hojjat Soltani, has confirmed the arrival of this new ship called “Golesan”, which started its journey on May 15, according to the official Iranian news agency IRNA.

The Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela has announced “victory” after the arrival of “Golesan” on Twitter, “loaded with food for the opening of an Iranian supermarket”. For its part, the Iranian embassy considers it “another success in friendly and fraternal relations between two countries”.

An Iranian ship with food and medical supplies arrives in VenezuelaAn Iranian ship with food and medical supplies arrives in Venezuela

Both Venezuela and Iran are subject to a sanction regime, which is primarily funded by the United States, and which limits the import capacity of both countries. Nicolás Maduro’s government has agreed limited humanitarian aid with international organizations such as the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.