Reuters learned of U.S. plans to block the flow of dollars to Venezuela

The US draft of sanctions against Venezuela for example taken against Iran. In particular, it is assumed a complete ban on transactions in us dollars with the purchase of Venezuelan oil, which will deprive the country of foreign exchange inflows

Working oil and gas company PDVSA

(Photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)

The United States is considering financial sanctions against Venezuela, told Reuters sources familiar with the discussion of the problem. In the hard version of this, American companies and financial institutions will be prohibited to enter into transactions in dollars with the state oil company PDVSA.

This step may severely limit the export of oil from this country which is a member of OPEC, besides cut off the main source of income in the country of the currency, said the interlocutors of the Agency.

The administration of Donald trump seeks to put pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is applying sanctions similar to those imposed at the time on Iran, and forced the leadership of this country to negotiate on its nuclear program.

Earlier, on 18 July, trump has threatened to take “decisive and rapid economic action” if the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, will convene the Constituent Assembly on 30 July. “Yesterday, the Venezuelan people once again gave to understand that they stand for democracy, freedom and the rule of law. However, their strong and courageous actions continue to be ignored bad leader who wants to be a dictator,” — said trump. He also added that the US “will not stand”, while Venezuela “collapses”.

The situation in Venezuela worsened after may 1, Maduro announced the convening of a Constituent Assembly (Constitutional Assembly), which effectively will replace the Parliament. It is a new authority, which will include 500 people, chosen by direct vote July 30, develop a new Constitution.

After the Supreme court decided to give the Venezuelan President the right to bypass the Parliament, the country began mass anti-government protests. From the beginning of April during the protests killed at least a hundred people.

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