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Raisi: Iranian Tanker Delivery to Venezuela A Victory over US Sanctions

The president of Iran hailed the delivery of the second Iranian-made oil tanker to Venezuela as a testimony to the victory of determination and unity of nations over the American sanctions.

At a ceremony during Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s visit to Iran on Saturday, an Iranian shipbuilding company successfully delivered the second large oil tanker ordered by Venezuela.

In comments at the event, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the delivery of the oil tanker would help the Venezuelan government in achieving independence in the sea freight industry and also reveals that the “determination and unity of the struggling and revolutionary nations and governments are much stronger and more effective than the American sanctions.”

He said while the common enemies of Iran and Venezuela have imposed extensive restrictions and cruel sanctions on the two nations, the manufacturing of the vessel that can carry 113,000 mt of oil signifies Iran’s great capabilities in exporting technical and engineering services and also proves the effectiveness of the resistance economy as a model.  

Raisi also hailed the cooperation between Iran and Venezuela as a suitable model for all developing and independent states that proves the power of interaction.

The oil tanker, which is of the Aframax type, has been manufactured by Sadra shipbuilding company in southern Iran.

Aframax is an oil tanker with a deadweight between 80,000 and 120,000 metric tons (mt). This is a second such tanker delivered by Iran to Venezuela as part of arrangements between the two countries to counter the US sanctions targeting their oil sectors.

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