Iran to import Venezuelan petrol
07-Sep-2009 (2 comments)

Venezuela has agreed to export petrol to Iran, in a sign of closer ties between two of America's most vocal adversaries. At the end of a two-day visit to Iran, President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela would supply 20,000 barrels of petrol a day to the country. Iran is a major oil exporter but lacks domestic refining capability. Iranian leaders expressed support for the Venezuelan socialist leader's anti-American policies.

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Iran and Venezuela go way back...

by Ostaad on

Iran and Venezuela have had active diplomatic relations with each other non-stop since the 60's. Although some propagandists are trying to protroy Iran-Venezuela relations as excldusively "Ahmadinejad-Chavez" relations, the facts are Venezuela and Iran along with S. Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait created OPEC, which is one of the most powerful and enduring commodity cartels designed to safeguard the producers' interests, in 1960.

Iran and Venezuela have had a strong diplomatic relations during the Shah and the IRI.

Iran-Venezuela multifaceted diplomatic relations have important geopolitical ramifications for the region and for the world, and that is why they should not be viewed with dogmatic or partisan lenses. 

Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water.


It looks like

by yolanda on

It looks like IRI is taking pre-emptive strike to offset the potential gasoline embargo with the help of Venezuela.

thanks for the news article!