Trump extended sanctions against Venezuela

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US President Donald Trump extended the validity of a number of sanctions previously imposed on individuals and organizations under an executive decree of March 8, 2015 on the situation in Venezuela, reported in the official notification of the White House, sent on Tuesday to Congress.

The document says that “the situation in Venezuela continues to present an extraordinary and extreme threat to the interests of national security and the foreign policy of the United States.” “Therefore, I extend the [sanction] state of emergency, announced by decree 13692,” it said.

In this case we are talking about almost all the restrictions that the American administration recently introduced against the political leadership of Venezuela and the country’s military command, as well as the closest circle of President Nicolas Maduro.

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