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WorldBolton threatens sanctions against foreign banks over ties to Maduro

19:36  06 march  2019
19:36  06 march  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is warning international financial institutions about potential sanctions if they engage in any transactions that benefit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro , US National Security Adviser John Bolton announced in a statement on Wednesday.

The US has threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) if it goes ahead with prosecutions against Americans. The court is currently considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan. National Security Adviser John Bolton called the court

Bolton threatens sanctions against foreign banks over ties to Maduro© The Hill Bolton threatens sanctions against foreign banks over ties to Maduro

The White House on Wednesday threatened to impose sanctions on foreign banks that do business with the government of Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro, its latest bid to boost pressure on the leader to give up power.

In a statement, national security adviser John Bolton said banks "will face sanctions for being involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that benefit Nicolas Maduro and his corrupt network."

"We will not allow Maduro to steal the wealth of the Venezuelan people," Bolton said.

The Trump administration and dozens of other foreign governments have recognized Juan Guaidó, the head of Venezuela's National Assembly, as the country's rightful interim president and it has slapped sanctions on a number of top government officials and Venezuela's state-owned oil company.

"Economic sanctions that have already been imposed on Venezuela are crippling the oil economy, which has always been its major source of revenue," Bolton said Tuesday in an interview with Fox News Radio. "We are looking considering other economic steps we could take as well."

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday took aim at the Maduro regime, Cuba and Russia over the deepening crisis in Venezuela. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "Nicolas Maduro promised Venezuelans a better life in a socialist paradise. And he delivered on the socialism part, which has proved time and time again is a recipe for economic ruin," he said from the State Department briefing room. "The paradise part? Not so much," Pompeo remarked.

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