The United States announces new sanctions against Venezuela

US Security Adviser John Bolton says the US is considering introducing new sanctions against Venezuela to further push pressure on President Nicolás Maduro.

The US wants to increase the pressure on Maduro so that he eventually retires as president, said the National Security Advisor in an interview with Fox News Tuesday, Reuters writes .

“We are considering new sanctions, new measures to tighten the grip on Maduro’s financial means to deny his regime the money it needs to stay in power,” Bolton said.

The United States, like a number of other countries, supports opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who, with the constitution in hand and support from the National Assembly, declared himself a temporary president in January.

The United States has already introduced several sanctions against the country, including against six Venezuelan defenses. The sanctions freeze all the assets they have in the United States.

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