The Venezuelan ambassador in the United States, Carlos Vecchio, said Tuesday that the decision of President Donald Trump “is a measure that goes against Maduro and not against the Venezuelan people.”
He also indicated that the US decision to impose a total economic embargo on the regime “protects the country’s assets from the irresponsible debts acquired by the usurper Nicolás Maduro and Hugo Chávez”.
He also said that such measures will not put at risk, nor do they have anything to do with the humanitarian issue. ”The blockade does not involve all transactions that have to do with food, medicines or humanitarian aid”, he emphasized.
“Private relations that Venezuelans may have with institutions in the United States or with other parts of the world are also completely allowed”. However, he said that “companies that are supporting Maduro would be subject to US sanctions. Those companies are going to have to decide who they want to do business with.”
“These measures prohibit transactions that continue to support the regime and its intimate circle”, Vecchio said.