Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has made it clear that the gasoline Iran has sent to the Caribbean by plane and ship will not be free because the Venezuelan state had to pay for it.
“We paid for the gasoline that we brought in dollars and we have to pick it up,” said the tenant of the Miraflores Palace when he appeared on Wednesday, according to the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal.
However, the Bolivarian leader refused to state how much is charged for Iranian fuel. “We are conducting a survey group to determine the amount of the collection,” he said.
Venezuela is home to the largest oil fields in the world, but an outdated industry and the fact that sanctions prevent further refining in the United States have triggered a new period of famine.