Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blasted the country’s government for depriving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of access to the outside world. Meanwhile Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Espinosa stated that she and the UK share the intention to solve the issue. Sputnik spoke with Greg Barns, a member of Julian Assange’s legal team. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
Trump Orders to Prevent Venezuelan Officials From Selling Off Public Assets Over ‘Fraudulent’ Election . . . and so it begins. . .
US President Donald Trump has signed an order limiting the Venezuelan government’s ability to sell off public assets after its “sham” election, the White House stated.
The new order would prevent the selling off of the Venezuelan accounts receivable related to oil, according to the US official.
“The President of the United States signed the executive order particularly in light of the recent activities of the Maduro regime, including endemic economic mismanagement and public corruption at the expense of the Venezuelan people and their prosperity, and ongoing repression of the political opposition; attempts to undermine democratic order by holding snap elections that are neither free nor fair; and the regime’s responsibility for the deepening humanitarian and public health crisis in Venezuela,” the White House representative said in a statement.
The senior administration official also said in the near future, the United States will work with the Lima Group in order to freeze proceeds from Venezuela.
The official said all potential tools the United States could use against Maduro in order to resolve the current situation in Venezuela remain on the table and are being reviewed. . . .Click article title to continue reading.
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With nothing much going on, I began to look around a little bit, and I came up with this very interesting video:
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Iraqi electorate voted to declare their independence from the United States and Iran in an election outcome that took US intelligence by surprise, former Department of Defense analyst Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski told Sputnik.