Secretary Pompeo (Jan. 28): "The U.S. has determined that persons operating in Venezuela's oil sector may now be subject to sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 13850 signed by President Trump on November 1, 2018. Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) has been designated for operating within this sector.... These new sanctions do not target the innocent people of Venezuela and will not prohibit humanitarian assistance including the provision of medicine and medical devices, which are desperately needed after years of economic destruction under Maduro's rule. Full Text
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