Viktor Artemov’s dark fleet working in Venezuela too, pressure group says


Viktor Artemov and his 11 tankers were sanctioned for carrying Iranian oil, but the ships appear to have been working Venezuelan trades as well, according to a US lobby group. United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) — a New York-based group opposing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and any potential revival — said it has tracked several of the ships and found they loaded oil from both countries under heavy sanctions by the US. “[There are] definitely Iran connections here, but also Venezuela connections,” said Claire Jungman, the organisation’s chief of staff. “That seems to be where the US is targeting this network.