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Lawmaker Asks for US Sanctions Response If China Aids Venezuela

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he is concerned about the “growing relationship” between Venezuela and China, and urged the Biden administration to threaten sanctions against China for aiding the Nicolas Maduro-led regime in Caracas. In a Sept. 13 letter, Rubio…

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noted that Maduro is in Beijing to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, where Maduro is “expected to request economic and development assistance” from China. The U.S. should declare that “any decision by a Chinese entity to provide new funding for the Venezuelan regime will be met with U.S. sanctions,” Rubio said.