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Multipolarista | Venezuela and Iran sign 20-year cooperation plan, Maduro pledges joint 'anti-imperialist struggle', 11 June
Iranian President Raisi said the document establishes formal "cooperation in the fields of energy, thermal power plants, repair and overhaul of refineries, exportation of technical and engineering services, economic, defense and military relations in the current government are indicatiative of the existence of many potentials and capacities in the two countries."
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This agreement follows another historic 25-year cooperation plan that Iran signed with China in 2021, which has been estimated at $400 billion. Top Iranian diplomats signed similar deals with Nicaragua's Sandinista government in May.
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Maduro announced that, as of July, there will be regular flights between Caracas and Tehran.

He added that a large oil tanker built by Iranian company Sadra was delivered to Venezuela. The vessel has a capacity of 800,000 barrels. Iran has helped Venezuela circumvent illegal US sanctions, breaking the blockade that Washington has imposed on the South American nation, which makes it difficult to export oil and import the lighter petroleum and diluents that Caracas needs to process its heavy crude.
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Before his trip to Iran, Maduro also visited Algeria and Turkey. In his meeting with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Maduro said the leaders discussed "our firm solidarity with Palestine, support for the Saharawi people, and shared concern about the situation in brotherly Libya."

OPEC+ decides to speed up oil production hikes to offset sanctions on Russia, 12 June GRAPHIC WARNING
Crucially, Russia, isolated by the West over its invasion of Ukraine, approved the new policy, allowing OPEC to keep its main partner [RF] in the fold, while extending an olive branch to the US, which has pushed the alliance to pump more crude to tame soaring prices. In effect, however, most OPEC+ countries will be unable to fulfill the higher quotas, constrained by their own lack of upstream investment or internal instability. That would leave Saudi Arabia and the UAE able to capitalize as the two members holding any significant spare capacity.
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by Cat on Sun Jun 12th, 2022 at 12:46:58 AM EST
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Nicaragua authorizes entry of Russian troops, planes, ships, APsplainin
Ortega will allow Russian troops to carry out law enforcement duties, "humanitarian aid, rescue and search missions in emergencies or natural disasters."

The Nicaraguan government also authorized the presence of small contingents of Russian troops for "exchange of experiences and training."

Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, told the Russian news outlet Sputnik that the measure was "routine."

"We are talking about a routine -- twice a year -- procedure for the adoption of a Nicaraguan law on the temporary admission of foreign military personnel to its territory in order to develop cooperation in various areas, including humanitarian and emergency responses, combatting organized crime and drug trafficking," Zakharova said.

by Cat on Sun Jun 12th, 2022 at 01:58:38 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Jun 13th, 2022 at 01:30:06 AM EST
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al Presidente interino de Venezuela

Translation:
Our solidarity and support for the interim President of Venezuela
@jguaido, for the infamous attack by supporters of the dictatorship. We condemn the violence and persecution of which he has been a victim. We reiterate our call for the return of democracy in Venezuela.


'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jun 13th, 2022 at 07:32:09 AM EST
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