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Ilhan Omar blasts US sanctions on Venezuela that ‘helped lead the devestation’

Ilhan Omar blasts US sanctions on Venezuela that ‘helped lead the devestation’

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The United States hit President Nicolas Maduro’s government with crippling sanctions, targeting the country’s oil industry and banking sector in a bid to force him out, but economists say these measures have had a terrible impact on the local population. US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has lashed out at Donald Trump’s point man for Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, and argued that the sanctions Washington slapped on Venezuela’s government aren’t in the US’ own interests. “A lot of the policies that we have put in place have kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar, a Democratic representative from Minnesota, said in an interviewwith Democracy Now!
Source: Ilhan Omar blasts US sanctions on Venezuela that ‘helped lead the devestation’

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