RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two ships from Iran that brought urea to Brazil and intended to return to Iran carrying Brazilian corn have been stranded off the port of Paranaguá (Paraná) since the beginning of June, with difficulties in sourcing fuel for the journey to the Asian country due to U.S. sanctions on the Islamic republic.

The U.S. has extended its sanctions against Iran this year, targeting the country's oil sector. This has hindered the refueling of ships, with state-owned Petrobras refusing to sell fuel for fear of retaliation for violating U.S. rules.

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