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US targets ships en route to Venezuela

By Michael Griffiths

02 July 2020

US targets ships en route to Venezuela Nicolas Maduro at a rally in 2015 (Credit: Wikicommons.com/Hugoshi)

Federal prosecutors in Washington, DC are attempting to seize the petroleum in four tankers travelling from Iran to Venezuela as the US tries to curtail a burgeoning fuel trade market between the two heavily sanctioned countries.