Venezuela 0
29 May 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated that “we did manage to stop… four of seven or four of nine of the vessels that were bringing gasoline [from Iran] to Maduro”. Acknowledging that “whether it’s North Korea or Venezuela or Iran, we never get perfect [sanctions] enforcement”, Pompeo asserted that “there will be people who engage in these activities, who try to violate American sanctions, who will ultimately be held accountable for what took place”. Estimating that “this was just enough gasoline for a couple of weeks”, Pompeo added: “We know that this will happen again… the world should watch as we do everything we can to make sure that we enforce these sanctions in ways that make sense for the American people”.

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