Marco Rubio, a U.S. senator from the state of Florida, said Nicolas Maduro’s regime is desperate and has done illegal transactions with Iran.
“Iran is stealing Venezuela’s gold and evading global sanctions in the process,” he said through his Twitter account.
Rubio reported that Maduro is selling gold at a large discount to Tehran in exchange for cash while at the same time they are buying gasoline with gold at an inflated price.
The U.S. senator has said that the “main objective” of the United States in Venezuela is the return of democracy.
“We have always been willing to facilitate a peaceful transition to democracy and constitutional order,” he said.