The government of the United States announced sanctions this Wednesday against the captains of the five Iranian ships that recently brought gasoline to Venezuela, on the condition that they contributed to raising funds for the Islamic Republic while helping Nicolás “authoritarian and corrupt regime “. Tires.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a press conference that these sanctions should serve as a reminder that there will be “ramifications” for anyone who “does business with Venezuela or Iran.” In the Venezuelan case, he regretted that despite its large oil reserves, the country was forced to import this type of product.
With this in mind, US Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin emphasized that Washington “will persecute anyone who supports Iranian attempts to circumvent US sanctions and contribute to its destabilizing behavior around the world.”
He also described Iran’s support for the Venezuelan “regime” as “unacceptable”. The United States, Mnuchin added, “will continue to use its authority to hinder it.”