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Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuelan waters despite U.S. warning


CARACAS (Reuters) - The first of five Iranian tankers carrying fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela entered the South American country’s exclusive economic zone on Saturday, despite a U.S. official’s warning that Washington was considering a response to the shipment.

The tanker - named Fortune - reached the country’s waters at around 7:40 p.m. local time (1140 GMT) after passing north of the neighboring dual-island Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, according to vessel tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon.

Venezuelan state television showed images of a navy ship and aircraft preparing to meet it. The nation’s defense minister ...


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