February 13, 2019, 2:15 pm
Updated February 13, 2019, 2:18 pm
Marco Rubio, a US senator for the state of Florida, said on Wednesday that Nicholas Maduro intends to conduct business dealings with the Indian company Reliance Petroleum.
"The Maduro regime is looking for Reliance Petroleum to buy the fuel that steals from the people of Venezuela, which could affect the legitimate government of Juan Guaidó and may lead to secondary sanctions against Reliance," Rubio told Twitter.
US security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday that Donald Trump's government "will not forget the countries and companies that support Maduro."
"The nations and companies that support Maduro who steals Venezuelan natural resources will not be forgotten, the United States will continue to use all its power to preserve the assets of the people of Venezuela and encourage all nations to work together to do the same – warned the employee.
Bolton commented on the news of Manuel Kevedo's visit to India, likely to establish new trading conditions from the White House sanctions to the state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), including the freezing of Nicholas Maduro's accounts in North America.
That would undermine the legitimate government of I @ jguaido & lead to invitations to secondary sanctions for Reliance.
– Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) 13 February 2019
The nations and companies that support the theft of Maduro's Venezuelan resources will not be forgotten. The United States will continue to use all its powers to preserve the assets of the Venezuelan people and we encourage all nations to work together to do the same. https://t.co/4MmHyjFY8K
– John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) February 12, 2019