Ankara will have an adequate response if Washington imposes sanctions on the TurkStream natural gas pipeline, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on December 20, reports the Turkish NTV channel.
Yury Byaly, the Vice-President of the Experimental Creative Center Foundation in an interview to a Rossa Primavera News Agency correspondent on January 30, 2018 named the reason why the US Treasury included Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister, into the Kremlin Report.
The EU Council of Foreign Ministers decided to embargo any arms supplies to Venezuela, RT reported on November 13.
The EU substantiated the arms embargo by reasons of humanitarian nature. The main argument is that arms could be used “for internal repression”. Another condition for lifting the sanctions is the introduction of domestic policy measures which would be accepted by the EU: an election recognized to be democratic by the Europeans, release of “political prisoners”, and respect for “democratic institutes”. Also, the EU, inspired by the example of the USA, reserves the right to impose personal sanctions against Venezuelan officials.
The United States pursues two aims with its sanctions against Venezuela: seizure of the country’s natural resources and defeating the Bolivarian Revolution, Tania Diaz, the deputy of the National Assembly, said on August 28, RIA Novosti news agency reports.