US Warns Venezuela Against Welcoming Persian Warships in Venezuela

Neither does the US welcome Persian warships in the Persian Gulf, which it also owns

It may seem strange with the US parking warships off the Iranian coast as a matter of course, but US national security officials are watching with serious concern as a pair of Iranian warships have neared the African coast, sparking speculation that they conceivably might wind up in the Western Hemisphere.

The two ships – a frigate and an old oil tanker that was converted to a staging base, are still off Africa’s east coast. The supposition of them going south is that they’ll eventually loop around Africa and then maybe cross the Atlantic. From there, it’s possible they’d show up in Venezuela.

This leads to intense US monitoring of the two otherwise insignificant ships, and a formal warning to Venezuela that they’d better not welcome the Iranian ships that are currently nowhere near Venezuela, if at some point they come by.

The warning likely means little to Venezuela, as years of US hostility to Venezuela and Iran has led the two nations to have something of a working relationship. It isn’t clear why Iran would send two ships to Venezuela, but if they did it’s likely they’ll be allowed to dock.

Source: Antiwar.com

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  • ken

    Well,,, looks like Iran and Venezuela will just have to call Uncles bluff. Considering Uncle is holding a pair of deuces I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. That tanker is about as much a threat to the US as Iran itself is.

    I’m sure a US destroyer could blow away the tanker, but why! Because it can?? Kind of silly,,, no?

    But silly pretty much defines the US today…

  • Declan

    The world needs to tell America to fu@k right off

  • Jerry Hood

    USrael becaming Jewsrael, and Jewsrael is USrael…Full of satanic,zionist warmongers dreaming of world ” domination and JWO with ‘ Eretz Yisrael’…

  • kkk

    Zionist mafia runs the show

  • PJ London

    They are on the EAST coast of Africa FFS.
    The USA has discovered another derangement syndrome. PDS.
    Either that or all the females in the pentagon are causing PMS to run the intellect of the USA war department.

    • Eddy

      what happened to the freedom of the seas, they are always crowing on about?

  • Cap960

    Yanks illusions of grandeur never cease to amaze

    • Mr Reynard

      Cap960 this is known as the “Chutzpah” …..

  • loongtip

    And just what do the idiot Yanks plan on doing if Venezuela welcomes the two vessels, as is its prerogative and its right as a free country? Let me guess. Throw more bullshit sanctions at them, or resurrect that mental midget that they used in an attempt to overthrow the government the last time?

    No matter who is in the chair in the Shite House, the warmongering, brain dead garbage the and in the Pantygon just do whatever they want. They are dead keen to get Iran to respond to their irritations so that they can start a shooting war that will end up with the Yanks getting their come uppance because Iran will finish them!

    • Pablo

      The thing about sanctions is they lose their value as a weapon once they reach a certain level. Venezuela shouldn’t fear more sanctions too much. They already are severe.

  • saoirse52

    Poor America, do we pity them or laugh at them?, all their dreams of becoming an Empire. From WW11, they’ve used nuclear, biological and chemical weapons to show their satanic might, they’ve carpet bombed ( to near oblivion ) countries with no air defences, they’ve genocided the population of nation after nation and all for what?….. to become a loathed and detested third-world cesspit, a land of obese, drugged-out psychopathic amoral morons….. Nah, they don’t deserve our pity, let them rot in hell !

  • Romeo LeBlanc

    Wonder what CHINA, India and Russia think of this, they all should get together and cruise the coast of the USA like they are doing around the globe. that would be the best TIT for TAT !