US President Donald Trump signed a decree on the blocking of Venezuelan assets in the country. FreeNews reported with reference to the relevant document.
In particular, the sanctions apply to the Central Bank of Venezuela and the state oil company PDVSA. The restrictions came into force on August 5.
In a letter to the leadership of the US Congress, Trump noted that he decided to block the property of Venezuela “in the light of the ongoing usurpation of power by the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro.”
Previously, Trump has declared that he considers a question of the introduction of an embargo against Venezuela. What exactly it could be, he did not specify.
The situation in Venezuela escalated on January 23, when, after the mass protests Guaido proclaimed himself provisional president. The United States, most EU members, and Latin American countries recognized him as the legitimate head of state. Russia and some of the other states have announced their support for Maduro.