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The Bank of England refused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the return of gold bullion in the amount of $ 1.2 billion. This was announced by Bloomberg.
The decision of the Bank of England was influenced by the US position. In particular, Secretary Mike Pompeo and Advisor to the US President for homeland security John Bolton urged the British side to help “to stop the regime of Maduro from his foreign assets.”
At the same time US authorities are trying to transfer foreign assets to the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, who proclaimed himself interim President. According to Washington, this will allow policy to more effectively control the government.
Stored in London gold bars are an impressive part belonging to the Venezuela-eight billion dollars in foreign reserves. It is noted that storage of the other assets to set almost impossible. It is known that some assets may be in Turkey, and the United States intend to convince Ankara to stop being a channel for the supply of gold.
January 23, Guido on the background of mass protests urged the elected head of state Nicolas Maduro to resign. Guido, supported by the US, Argentina, Canada, Peru, Colombia and several other countries. Maduro considers that the coup d’etat are American policies. His legitimacy was supported by Russia, Belarus and Turkey.
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