Arreaza was added to a specially designated individuals’ list along with another official, de-Arretureta.
Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin.
said the announcement marked the latest attempt to ramp up pressure on President Maduro to step down.
The 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 the Venezuelan state-run oil and gas 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)