(TELESUR) – The illegal sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela and Iran have so far proved ineffective.
The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, also seeks to halt revenues from petroleum sales to Iran, which Washington has been illegal sanctioning for decades.
Gasoline shortages in Venezuela, like Iran a member of OPEC, have been increasing due to the U.S. unilateral and illegal sanctions.
Yet, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has held on, proving people in the South American country are independent and much more resilient than what thought by the West.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to unseat the president of Venezuela has been a source of frustration for him, according to U.S. officials speaking privately.
The illegal sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela and Iran have so far proved ineffective. In late May, the Islamic Republic’s fuel shipments to the South American country was hailed as a victory of peace diplomacy in the face of Washington’s geopolitics.