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Over $30 Bn Stolen From Venezuela at Trump’s Request: Minister

  “They have resorted to stealing the assets that Venezuela holds in different banks. This money is being confiscated at the request of the [US President Donald] Trump administration. Over $30 billion has been stolen in the past couple of months”, he was cited as saying by the state channel VTV. The statement followed President Nicolas Maduro blaming Washington for…

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Great Satan US imposes new sanctions on Venezuela

The United States has imposed new sanctions against Venezuela, now targeting the country’s national development bank and its subsidiaries, part of US-led efforts to oust the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Friday announced to impose sanctions on BANDES, a state-owned bank, and four affiliates over their support for President…

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Washington’s coup attempt in Venezuela not working: Analyst

  President Donald Trump of the United States on Tuesday renewed his call on the Venezuelan military forces to end their support for President Maduro and his government. John Steppling, author and commentator, told Press TV on Wednesday that the US has a long history of hatching coup plots in other countries, but “this [coup in Venezuela] didn’t go according…

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Washington’s coup attempt in Venezuela not working: Analyst

In its attempt to stage a coup in Venezuela, the administration in Washington has not made any achievement even though the US has been “attacking Venezuela one way or another” during the past months of Nicolas Maduro’s presidency, says a commentator. President Donald Trump of the United States on Tuesday renewed his call on the Venezuelan military forces to end…

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Iran, Russia FMs vow efforts to help resolve Venezuela crisis

  In a Tuesday phone call initiated by the Iranian side, Zarif and Lavrov discussed the latest developments unfolding in Venezuela, which has been grappling with a political crisis since January, Xinhua quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a brief statement on Tuesday. The top Iranian and Russian diplomats expressed their “readiness to contribute, on the basis of…

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US-Zionist puppet Guaido-led opposition occupies Venezuelan diplomatic properties in US

  Guaido’s US envoy Carlos Vecchio announced the move from the office of Venezuela’s military attaché in Washington, one of the buildings occupied on Monday. “We are taking these steps in order to preserve the assets of the Venezuelans here in this country,” Vecchio said after replacing Maduro’s portrait with an image of Guaido. The other two occupied buildings include…

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Venezuela’s Maduro plans deep government restructuring: Vice president

  In a tweet on Sunday Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said Maduro “has asked the entire executive Cabinet to put their roles up for review in a deep restructuring of the methods and functions of the Bolivarian government, to protect the fatherland of Bolivar and Chavez from any threat.” She was referring to independence leader Simon Bolivar and the late…

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Even US Envoy Admits Venezuela’s Guaido ‘Not in Power’

The US sees opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s acting president but admits that he does not have real power because President Nicolas Maduro did not resign, US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams told a news briefing on Friday. He referred to the developments on 23 January, when Guaido was declared “interim president” by Venezuela’s National Assembly, in line…

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US officials offered Iranian engineer cash to take down Tehran’s power grid

  Narwani revealed on Thursday that the engineer, a friend of hers whom she did not name for security reasons, was approached twice by “US State Department employees” following Iran’s 2009 post-election unrest and was offered $250,000 to carry out the operation. The agents allegedly described the operation as “very simple”, demanding that the engineer go to a specific area in Tehran and apply…

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Maduro Vows ‘Powerful Changes’ in Govt, New Authority to Protect Infrastructure

  “Soon, I will announce new powerful changes in ways of the national government’s work,” Maduro said in a speech at the presidential palace in Caracas on Friday, as aired by his Periscope channel. The president has not specified, however, what changes will be made but he called on the government ministers to go to the streets and “rule together…

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