After the first three of five Iranian gasoline tankers have arrived in Venezuela, the deepening solidarity between Venezuela and Iran showed how the end of the US hegemony has arrived.
The two countries that both faced crippling US sanctions, delivered the final nail into the coffin of the Washington politicians, an Iranian US expert told Radio Sputnik Wednesday.
He compared it to the pivotal 1956 Suez crisis, which exposed the extent of Franco-British imperial decline.
The Iran-flagged oil tanker Petunia joined the tankers Fortune and Forest in Venezuelan waters two weeks ago, as two more tankers, the Clavel and Faxon, were expected to arrive by June 1, 2020.
Together they carry roughly 1.5 million barrels of refined petroleum to help alleviate an acute gas shortage in Venezuela caused by the breakdown of the country’s largest oil refinery.
The situation in Venezuela was very bad, because of the evil crippling sanctions that the Americans had imposed, together with the intimidating policies that the a White House pursued preventing others from taking this fuel.
But in addition to the fuel the Iranians had sent, they also shipped a large amount of equipment as well as chemicals to help restart the different refineries in the country as well as power plants, so that the people of Venezuela can get their economy up and running again.
There are also Iranian engineers there to help the Venezuelans get this done. So it is important, because the people of Venezuela need fuel, like any other nation on this planet, and you recall that the Americans did the same thing with Syria.
The American government and some of the Europeans, have been trying to block Syrians from obtaining fuel from abroad, while occupying the Syrian oil fields around Deir Ezzor and along the Euphrates River.
And of course, as usual, they say all of this is for the sake of human rights, but they try to starve nations, while the media in Western countries pretend that is all true.
So, the suffering and the deaths are of zero consequence to them when it comes to oil countries like Venezuela, Libya or Syria or any other country that, for any reason, has a problem with the USA.
In a televised address on Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he and his Iranian counterparts reject “North American imperialism.
The oil trading between Iran and Venezuela signifies a strong sense of solidarity among the two countries, Marandi pointed out.
There is obviously economics. There is also the issue of helping countries like Iran to be able to resist the most evil empire on planet Earth. However, the issue of solidarity, supporting the oppressed, is very strong in Iranian culture and its political culture.
There’s nothing to complain about, but this is an extraordinary situation, because the US government now is behaving more like an imperial power than perhaps any other country in human history.
Despite having the largest oil reserves in the world and the capacity to refine some 1.3 million barrels of oil per day, Venezuela’s oil sector has been hit by crushing US sanctions and asset seizures, which have reduced production capacity and caused a gasoline deficit across the country.
The USA has imposed sanctions on the South American country for over a decade; however, sanctions have been expanded greatly in recent months in an attempt to totally strangle the Maduro administration.
I think we are approaching what they often call a ‘Suez’ moment. And the Suez moment is when the British and the French, they tried to reassert their global power by invading Egypt, and it failed.
It was after the Second World War, and it was after that, basically it was acknowledged that the power had been transferred to the USA.
If we see the American government’s behavior now, with regards to Venezuela, Iran and the world, antagonizing China and Russia – nowadays everyone is the enemy – this is reflective of something that is happening inside the USA more than that’s going on outside the country.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.