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‘This Is Very Dangerous’: Trump Administration Seizes Venezuela Oil Assets, Renews Threat of Military Action If Maduro Stays

The Trump administration intensified its interference in politically-fractured Venezuela on Monday by announcing the seizure of billions of dollars in assets connected to the nation’s state-owned oil company, a move critics decried as part of a “dangerous” U.S. policy to help opposition forces overthrow elected president Nicolás Maduro.

National Security Adviser John Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the sanctions imposed via executive order against Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA)—a primary source of income and foreign currency for the country—at a White House press briefing on Monday afternoon. They were joined by Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council.

via Common Dreams ‘This Is Very Dangerous’: Trump Administration Seizes Venezuela Oil Assets, Renews Threat of Military Action If Maduro Stays

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