Through a thread of messages on his account on the social network Twitter, the diplomatic representative of Venezuela to the Government of the United States has reiterated that the assets of the Venezuelan State in North American territory are in custody thanks to an executive order issued by the administration of President Donald Trump.
Although the Delaware Federal Court resumes the trial for the Crystallex case, the Venezuelan assets cannot be sold or liquidated because the order of the Treasury Department, which is exactly who has protected the Venezuelan assets, would be missing.
“The irresponsible and criminal debt and expropriation policy carried out by Chávez and Maduro have put all our assets abroad, including CITGO, at risk. We have managed to protect CITGO through an Executive Order of the United States, ”said Vecchio in one of his tweets.
From the Interim Government we have done everything possible to protect CITGO. It is protected thanks to a measure by the United States Government. No one can seize it without your authorization. And we will continue to exercise the pertinent legal actions.
– CARLOS VECCHIO (@carlosvecchio) May 23, 2020