Iran and Venezuela Strengthen Military, Economic Ties
While the eyes of the world are trained on Ukraine, a lot is also happening elsewhere. Oil producers and international pariahs Venezuela and Iran have signed a 20-year plan in Tehran to cooperate regarding oil, defense, petrochemicals, and the economy, and with the intention of resisting pressure from Washington. Both countries are under heavy U.S. sanctions. Iran has also been enriching uranium and was recently censured by the International Atomic Energy Agency as a result.
"Venezuela and Iran Agree to Expand Ties on Oil Amid U.S. Sanctions" - PBS
"Amid rising tensions with the West, Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras from nuclear sites across the country, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said Thursday. He warned this could deal a “fatal blow” to the tattered nuclear deal as Tehran enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels."
"Under U.S. Sanctions, Iran and Venezuela Sign 20-Year Cooperation Plan" - Reuters