(TELESUR) – Iran has been helping Venezuela to tackle the economic crisis prompted by previous U.S. sanctions.
“Venezuela’s previous president Maduro will face new sanctions for defying the UN embargo imposed on Iran,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed with cynicism.
“For nearly two years, corrupt officials in Tehran had worked with the illegitimate regime in Venezuela to flout the UN arms embargo,” he added.
The U.S. decision came two days after Pompeo assured unilaterally that the UN sanctions against the Persian country were back in force. It was allegedly taken under UN authority, but this is widely contested.