The US is putting in place sweeping measures to confront the Iranian nuclear program.
TankerTrackers has found that Iran has conducted maneuvers with foreign tankers many times to transfer and export millions of barrels of oils and bypass US sanctions.
These actions inside Iran send a strong message to the Islamic Republic - that it is vulnerable.
Faced with mounting US sanctions, Hezbollah leader in troubled waters, experts say
"We will not surrender under any circumstances ... We have to increase our capacity so that when necessary with full strength we can enter the market and revive our market share," said Zanganeh.
President Donald Trump's administration is seeking to block Iran's energy trade and also bring down Maduro.
Illicit export slated to go through Turkish and Pakistani companies
Why did nothing come out of the European Union's meeting on Wednesday with Iran?
Expected blow to come after new IAEA chief ramps up pressure
"... what is important now is... stand up to Iran's aggression and continue ratcheting up the pressure until Iran abandoned its nuclear ambitions once and for all," says Dermer at Israel Embassy.