President Donald trump has signed a decree on new sanctions against Venezuela. About it reports a press-service of the White house.
The sanctions were imposed as “additional steps against emergency situations in the country…in light of recent actions and policies of the Venezuelan government, including serious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms; the deepening of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela; the illegal creation of the Constitutional Assembly, which had usurped the authority of the democratically elected National Assembly and other branches of the Venezuelan government; the rampant public corruption; the continued repression, harassment and violence against political opposition.”
The sanctions relate to economic transactions, namely, U.S. citizens and U.S. banks are prohibited from buying new bonds issued by the Venezuelan government and state oil companies.
In addition, sanctions are imposed on some existing bonds.
August 24, Vice-President Mike Pence announced sanctions against Venezuela, claiming that the United States should use all possible measures, including sanctions, to force the authorities to change current policy.
July 31, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.