Recently, Iranian tankers delivered oil to Venezuela - which is badly needed, while Venezuela is under US embargo and sanctions.
In Iran that was claimed as victory. But were there any direct threats from the US towards Iran?
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Not as far as I can tell. The closest I can find is this statement in which the US criticise Venezuela for making the deal:
US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Sunday: "Venezuelans need free and fair presidential elections leading to democracy and economic recovery, not Maduro's expensive deals with another pariah state."
And from the same article, the threats actually seem to be coming from Iran and Venezuela, rather than from the US:
On Saturday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani repeated a warning that the country would retaliate if the tankers were blocked.
A flotilla of US Navy and Coast Guard vessels is patrolling the Caribbean Sea on a mission to counter illicit drug trafficking. But US officials have not announced any plan to stop the Iranian tankers.
The situation may change, but presently it seems that while the US may not approve of the deal, it's still willing to let it go ahead, rather than risk an escalation of hostilities with Iran.