U.S Treasury Department sanctions Venezuela’s foreign minister

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Washington – U.S Treasury Department on Friday sanctioned the Venezuelan Foreign Minister , Jorge Arreaza and a Judge, Carol de-Arretureta crisis in the country.

Arreaza was added to a specially designated individuals’ list along with another official, de-Arretureta.

U.S. will stand by and watch as illegitimate President Nicolas Maduro regime starves the Venezuelan people of their wealth, humanity, and right to democracy,” it said.

Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin.
said announcement marked the latest attempt to ramp up pressure on President Maduro to step down.

president is accused of a violent crackdown against the opposition as the country faces a humanitarian crisis and economic collapse.
Washington has stepped up measures against Venezuelan state-run oil and sectors, this year in an attempt to block the flow of capital to the government.
It has also sanctioned the Center  Bank, in addition to sanctioning a number of high ranking individuals. (dpa/NAN)