Turkey condemns US freezing of Venezuelan state assets

10.08.2019, Ankara.

Turkey has come out against the USA’s decision on Venezuela sanctions, according to a statement made by the spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy on August 9.

Aksoy noted that Ankara disapproves of the US freezing the Venezuelan government’s assets. According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, this will undermine the country’s economy and worsen the hardship already faced by Venezuelans, thus complicating a political resolution to the crisis.

Aksoy stressed that the USA signed this order on August 5, when talks between the Venezuelan government and the opposition mediated by Norway were taking place in Barbados.

An order signed by US President Donald Trump freezes the assets of the country’s Central Bank and PDVSA, the government-owned oil company. It also allows imposing economic restrictions on foreign nationals who support persons on the US sanction list, including Venezuelan officials.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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