State Department Heeds Mack’s Call For Sanctions Against Venezuelan State Oil Company
WASHINGTON, DC – After several months of calling for U.S. government action to sanction Venezuela’s state run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) for doing business with Iran, Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Connie Mack (FL-14) welcomed the State Department’s decision to finally sanction Venezuela’s state-owned oil company today by stating:
“The sanctions on PDVSA are an important step in the right direction for U.S. policy toward the region; however, we must acknowledge that PDVSA’s shipments are only one example of Hugo Chavez’s support for the terrorist supporting Iranian regime.”
Reports of Iranian missile bases in Venezuela, the increasing presence of Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and yesterday’s sanctioning of Venezuelan Military Industries Company show just how dangerous the Venezuela-Iranian relationship has become.
Hugo Chavez announced that he is resting because of a knee injury as reported during his infamous seizing of networks on Sunday. Hopefully, this is not a cover-up to take care of other businesses including the alleged Iranian missiles in the Paraguana peninsula as commented by General Fernando Ocho Antich, Venezuela’s former Defense Minister and Foreign Minister. As has been reported previously Venezuela & Iran have direct flights (a.k.a. Iran ghost flights http://maruangaritablog2.blogspot.com/2008/01/iran-ghost-flights-to-venezuela.html) where passengers allegedly do not go through customs.
Chávez: No estoy en condiciones para salir a la batalla
It is odd that President Bill Clinton was able to resume work shortly after his knee surgery in 1997.
Internationalist Pedro Mario Burelli commented on article published in El Nacional newspaper concerning Chavez’s involvement with FARC:
Ambassador Adolfo Taylhardat commented in his column that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is minimizing the FARC issues in order to build stronger diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Ecuador. Amb. Taylhardat explains that some of the evidence found involves treason to Venezuela that should not be left unpunished.
Venezuelans need the aid from world leaders, and the International Court of Justice, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.
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