this is about two countries with a very long history of relations which have always pushed the envelop. Iran and Venezuela are both charter members of OPEC, whose goal is to raise the price of oil to discourage waste and encourage conservation instead. Especially the conservation goal has become the norm all over the world. Iran and Venezuela have sought independence from the world hegemons for almost a century.
U.S. Democratic Senator Merkley airs support for Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
from the article: Ahmadinejad and Chavez say united to change world order