The acting Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, yesterday described as a “comic strip” the alleged intention of the United States to impose economic sanctions against Spain for allegedly supporting Nicolás Maduro’s regime in Venezuela.
“I wonder where the hell this urban legend has come from”, Borrell said during his speech at an informative breakfast organized by Executive Forum in Madrid, after the Bloomberg agency published last Thursday that the U.S. Treasury Department was considering the possibility of sanctioning Spain for the funds that the Venezuelan government has deposited in the Bank of Spain.
Bloomberg’s news was denied the next day by the Spanish government in a statement, in which it stated that, after maintaining contacts with the U.S. authorities in Washington and the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, it was “in a position to deny that such a measure has been proposed”.
This news “is part of launching an idea that everyone repeats and no one contrasts”, Borrell continued yesterday. “It’s false, where is this supposed financial cooperation?”, asked the acting minister.