Bolton: US gained control of significant assets of Venezuela
United States are unable to control significant assets by the authorities of Venezuela after his recognition by the President of opposition leader Juan Guido, says ex-White house adviser for national security John Bolton.
This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.
But he noted that the international financial consequences were significant, because the Central and private banks of other countries ceased to cooperate with the authorities for fear to be in bad standing with the United States.
In Venezuela at the beginning of 2019 began mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro shortly after the oath of office. Juan Guido, head of the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, declared himself interim head of state. A number of Western countries led by the US announced its recognition of Guido. In turn, Maduro called the head of the Parliament a puppet of the US. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries have supported Maduro as the legitimate President. In Moscow called "presidential status" of Guido non-existent.