• US Urges Venezuelan Oil Importers To Cut Off Maduro From Payments

    The United States has seized billions of Dollars in Venezuelan oil assets after backing opposition leader Juan Guaido last month in his bid to oust Maduro File Photo The United States has seized billions of Dollars in Venezuelan oil assets after backing opposition leader Juan Guaido last month in his bid to oust Maduro

    Countries and companies buying Venezuelan oil must take steps to ensure that President Nicolas Maduro and his government cannot access and divert the payments for their own use, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a Twitter message on Friday,

    Countries and companies buying Venezuelan oil must take steps to ensure that President Nicolas Maduro and his government cannot access and divert the payments for their own use, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said in a Twitter message on Friday.

    "We encourage all nations that import Venezuelan oil to take appropriate steps to ensure that any payments are made into accounts not subject to plundering by Maduro and his cronies," Bolton tweeted. "Venezuela's ample natural resources must benefit the people of Venezuela!"

    The United States has seized billions of Dollars in Venezuelan oil assets after backing opposition leader Juan Guaido last month in his bid to oust Maduro.

    Bolton has said a transition of power in Caracas would have the added benefit of allow US energy companies to explore opportunities in Venezuela.

    Russia and several other countries have come forward to support Maduro as the only legitimate democratically elected president of Venezuela.

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