The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury authorized the company Chevron Corporation to resume operations in Venezuela.
This, after the signing of the Second Partial Agreement, signed by the National Government and the opposition sector that integrates the “U” Unitary Platform, in Mexico.
“Following this announcement and in accordance with US government policy, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued Venezuela General License (GL) 41, which authorizes Chevron Corporation to resume limited operations for the extraction of natural resources in Venezuela”, states the statement from the Department of Treasury.
This license – the text details – “indicates that US persons are authorized to provide goods and services for certain activities, as specified in GL 41 and that non-US persons generally do not run the risk of exposing themselves to US sanctions.”
In the text, the US government also welcomes the progress in the dialogue between the National Government and the opposition sector.
“The United States welcomes and supports the reopening of negotiations (…) as part of our long-standing policy of supporting the peaceful restoration of democracy,” the text says.
This Second Partial Agreement aims at the recovery of legitimate resources, property of the Venezuelan State and that are blocked by the sanctions against the country; in order to address social needs and attend to the problems of public services.
Earlier, the head of the government delegation and President of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, pointed out that, with the signing of this agreement, the National Government recovers more than three billion dollars, which will be used as funds for social care of the society.
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“If Maduro again tries to use these negotiations to buy time to further consolidate his criminal dictatorship, the US and our international partners must snap back the full force of our sanctions that brought his regime to the negotiating table in the first place,” Menendez said.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is under federal criminal investigation by the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, according to two people familiar with the matter and a spokesperson for the senator.
“Senator Menéndez is aware of an investigation that was reported today, however, he does not know the scope of the investigation,” Menéndez’s adviser, Michael Soliman, said in a statement in October of this year.
Added Soliman: “As always, if there are any official inquiries, the Senator is available to provide any assistance requested of him or his office.
Menendez, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted in 2015 on federal corruption charges for illegally accepting favors from a Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen, including flights on a private jet to stay at the Melgen resort in the Dominican Republic. , three nights in a five-star hotel in Paris and more than $700,000 in political contributions for Menéndez and the Democratic Party.
Menendez does not run for re-election until 2024. He has served in the Senate since 2006 and previously served in the House.