In honor of talk like a pirate day
thanks lotilizard for the reminder
seems the US has adopted pirate techniques to enforce their
illegal sanctions policies - arrg
US seizes millions of dollars of Iranian fuel bound for Venezuela
A senior US official told the Associated Press news agency that no military force was used in the seizures and that the vessels themselves were not confiscated. Instead, the official said, the US threatened the ships' owners, insurers and captains with sanctions to force them to hand over the oil.
Iranian Ambassador to Venezuela Hojat Soltani described reports of the seizures as "false propaganda". "This is another lie and act of psychological warfare perpetrated
by the US propaganda machine,"
Washington has imposed heavy sanctions on both Iran and Venezuela to block oil exports. It wants to drive Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro from power and change the behaviour of Iran's leaders.
Taking the low road to "democracy".