Friday, September 29, 2023

Infante: Trump has taken 33 actions to collapse the oil industry

The first vice-president of the National Assembly (AN), Pedro Infante, referred this Sunday to the investigation carried out by Parliament into the confessions of the former President of the United States (USA), Donald Trump, against Venezuela.

It is recalled that last July a special commission was officially created for the investigation to determine the scope and criminal responsibility of the former US president, who assured that during his term in office he intended to keep Venezuelan oil and that to cause the country to collapse.

Interviewed in the program Open doors, In the broadcast broadcast by Venevisión, Infante claimed that the investigation revealed that Trump carried out about 33 administrative acts to bring down the oil industry.

“33 administrative acts of the Donald Trump administration, the United States government, that are leading to the collapse of our country, especially on the oil issue.” 20% of these 930 unilateral coercive measures, 20% are directed against the oil industry. “The National Assembly (occupied by the right) approved 24 agreements, three laws and six laws appointing people to positions in the oil industry between 2016 and 2020,” Infante said during the broadcast.

In this sense, he emphasized that the United States government has a plan to take over Citgo, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in the United States.

A few months ago, the United States gave the green light to the sale of Citgo Petroleum Corporation through License 42 issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

In this context, Infante emphasized that “the United States government has a plan to steal CITGO from us.”

During the interview, he pointed out that the investigation revealed that CITGO was a kind of payment from the Venezuelan right to the US after its support during the 2019 coup attempt, when then-deputy Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself “interim president”. “.

“In this investigation everything seems to point to this, and there are also elements that say that, everything seems to point to the fact that CITGO is a kind of payment that the Venezuelan opposition, essentially Volutad Popular, Juan Guaidó, Leopoldo López, makes to the US “I thank the government in office, then Donald Trump, for his support in the attempt to overthrow the government of President Nicolás Maduro,” emphasized the deputy.

It should be recalled that on September 5, the AN Commission, which is investigating Trump’s confessions, identified those who acted against Venezuela.

Among the names that stand out are Juan Guaidó, David Smolansky, Freddy Guevara, Yon Goicoechea, María Corina Machado, Leopoldo López, Henrique Capriles, Henry Ramos Allup, Tomás Guanipa, Antonio Ledezma, Gustavo Tarre Briceño, Elías Mata, Carlos Vecchio, Miguel Pizarro, Juan José Rondón, Gustavo Marcano, Alfredo Federico Ravell, Juan Pablo Guanipa, Ismael García, William Dávila, Luis Palacio, Horacio Medina, José Guerra and Freddy Superlano.

The preliminary document also describes the loss of income of $232,000 million for Venezuela, $624,000 million in property damage against the Republic and $411 million in daily losses over the last eight years; 3,995 million barrels of oil production losses and the 87% decline in PDVSA production, from an average of 2.5 million barrels per day to 339,000 barrels per day in June 2020.

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