United States President Joe Biden has extended the national emergency regarding Venezuela for an additional year due to the “unusual and exceptional” threat to its security, the White House reported.
“The situation in Venezuela continues to pose an unusual and exceptional threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, which I have determined is necessary to continue the national emergency,” said Biden.
Ordinance 13692, issued by Barack Obama’s administration (2009-2017), provides sanctions and visa restrictions for several senior Venezuelan intelligence and security officials.
With this in mind, President Biden has also decided to renew a similar decree on the situation in Ukraine in the face of possible “threats” that Washington could pose from the Russian government.
“Measures and measures that undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threats to its peace, security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity; misappropriation of its assets” and “measures and measures of the Russian government, including the alleged annexation” of Crimea and Their use of force continues to pose an unusual and exceptional threat to US national security and foreign policy, “he said.