US adds 7 more Venezuelan citizens to sanctions list

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

The United States has included seven Venezuelan citizens on the list of sanctions, it follows from a document published on the website of the US Treasury.

The list includes Venezuelan parliamentarians, in particular Luis Parra, who was elected to the post of speaker of the Venezuelan parliament instead of opposition leader Juan Guaido.

The election of the speaker of the national assembly was held due to the expiration of the term of office of Guaido. He was elected speaker on January 5, 2019 for a period of 1 year.

In Venezuela, in early 2019, mass protests began against Maduro shortly after being sworn in. A number of Western countries led by the United States announced the recognition of Guaido as president.

In turn, Maduro called the head of parliament a US puppet. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries supported Maduro as a legitimate president. In Moscow, Guaido’s presidential status was called non-existent.

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