"They [Venezuelan government] wanted to steal everything, but we do have control over CITGO and a license to continue the company’s activities, which saves an important asset of the state," Guaido wrote on Twitter late on Friday.
Querían robárselo todo, pero ya tenemos control de @CITGO y la licencia para seguir operando la empresa, rescatando un importante activo de la Nación.— Juan Guaidó (@jguaido) 15 марта 2019 г.
Quieren que abandonemos las calles, pero mañana todos saldremos a organizarnos para cesar al usurpador. https://t.co/0h2ZovJphq
Back in January, the United States blocked $7 billion in PDVSA assets in its jurisdiction and imposed a ban on deals with the entity as part of efforts to facilitate a power transfer.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that by blocking PDVSA assets, the United States was taking care of this company in the interests of the Venezuelan people. Caracas has slammed the move as unlawful and accused Washington of seeking to get its hands on Venezuelan oil reserves.
Russia, China, Turkey, Bolivia have been among the states that backed Maduro as the only legitimate president of the country amid the ongoing political crisis.