Spanish Foreign Ministry Does not Comment on US Statement on Repsol's Work with Venezuela
At a briefing for journalists on Tuesday, US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said the United States "will have additional talks with representatives of the Spanish government and Repsol". He added that the company "will have to change some of its activities, and this will also apply to other foreign oil companies in Venezuela".
Representatives of the Washington administration announced on Tuesday the imposition of sanctions against Rosneft and its president Didier Kasimiro in connection with the sale of oil from Venezuela.
The Spanish newspaper El Pais, citing sources in the government of the country, reported that the kingdom warned the United States that Washington could not expect expansion of military cooperation with Madrid, threatening Spanish companies, as well as introducing customs duties and sanctions.