The US regime has already confiscated much of Venezuela’s gold and oil industry assets, seeking to effect regime change in Caracas and depose President Nicolas Maduro in favor of unelected US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Nine oil tankers and four companies were placed on the US Treasury Department’s blacklist on Friday, as Washington sought to ratchet up sanctions on the government of Venezuela.
Three of the sanctioned companies – Jennifer Navigation, Lima Shipping, and Large Range Ltd. – are based in Liberia, while PB Tankers SPA is based in Italy.
Of the nine ships added to the blacklist, two are registered in Italy, four in Malta, two in Greece and one in Panama.
Russia will defend its Venezuela oil assets investments in the Latin American country and pledges to react “in the toughest way” possible within international law if those investments are threatened.
Russia is the staunchest supporter and ally of Maduro’s government in the political power struggle in the Latin American country sitting on top of the world’s largest oil reserves.
The US regime in Washington and the IMF have both guided Venezuela into poverty, in order to let Zionist minded corporations plunder the gold and oil reserves.
RT.com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.