The US says it has taken control of four Iranian fuel shipments bound for Venezuela in the largest-ever seizure of its kind. About 1.1 million barrels of fuel were confiscated “with the assistance of foreign partners”, according to the Justice Department. Washington said the shipments violated US sanctions. Iran’s ambassador to Venezuela claimed that neither the ships nor their owners were Iranian. A judge issued a warrant for the seizure of the oil cargo from the four tankers after the US filed a lawsuit last month.