Two Iranian navy personnel, sailing south along the eastern coast of Africa, are expected to be in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean today, according to Politico. The United States suspects Venezuela may be their destination.
Our belief that the ships are heading towards Venezuela has not yet been challenged – He told Politico daily, an anonymous official from the National Security Agency of the National Security Agency (NSA) – dealt with, among other things, intelligence activities.
“Politico” refers to it Visiting Iranian ships would be a provocative move, especially now in light of the severe tension in US-Iranian relations. The NSA has full knowledge of that Tehran and Caracas have already cooperated to fight the United States. Both countries supported each other: Iran, for example, sent tankers to Venezuela to deliver oil there, when Iranian oil exports were banned after the old ones were restored and new economic sanctions were imposed by the United States.
“Iranian warships sailing in the Atlantic will pose a serious challenge to the Biden administration as it attempts to re-engage Tehran in negotiations to reactivate the 2015 nuclear deal Iran has already threatened to send warships to the Atlantic, but it has not done so before, and only decided to make an emergency call to a port in South Africa in 2016 ”- states the American portal.
He mentioned the opinion of the Iranian expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Behnam. Ben Taleblu believes that “Tehran intends to strengthen its presence in Latin America and the Western Hemisphere.” Venezuela provides Tehran with a base of operations in the region – Notice the enterprise employee.
In response to earlier reports by Politico about the possible entry of Iranian ships into Atlantic ports, the Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Monday warning against false speculation about Iranian warships’ activity in international waters.
Iran has always been present and has such a right under international law. (…) No state may prevent us from exercising this right In an interview with reporters in Tehran, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh confirmed, quoting the American portal.