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A first Iranian oil tanker berthed at Venezuela's El Palito port, TankerTrackers.com- an online service that tracks shipments in different geographical areas- reported on Monday.

The Iranian oil tanker had loaded 43 million liters of gasoline from southern Iranian port of Shahid Rajaei in mid-March, TankerTrackers tweeted.

This is the first out of five Iranian oil tankers that have docked at the northern Venezuelan beach despite the US warnings and sanctions.

Satellite images show that the Iranian tanker named "Fortune" is completing its berthing operation while being helped by two Venezuelan tug boats at El Palito refinery.

The Iranian tanker was escorted by the Venezuelan Navy in order to reach the Venezuelan port without facing any incidents that may cause US threats.

The second Iranian tanker named "Forest" has already arrived in the Caribbean Sea.

Three other Iranian oil tankers are "Faxon", "Petunia" and "Clavel" that are passing Atlantic Ocean to reach Venezuela.

Later, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro thanked Iranian support, stressing that Caracas and Tehran are both after peace, and have right to do free trade.

Maduro has described both Venezuela and Iran as revolutionary nations that will not bow down to the US empire.

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