Topic: Mike Pompeo
Jimmy Carter started the practice by calling these settlements “illegal,” but Ronald Reagan removed it; then Obama put it back in place.
The former Soviet state says that they are not in violation, but this has been a long time coming.
The move was announced by John Bolton on Sunday night in response to “escalatory indications” a presence was needed in the area.
President Nicolás Maduro, who many have called a dictator, is facing serious challenges to his power after the U.S. and other nations recognized Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader, as Venezuela’s president.
Iran has demanded the return of $1.75 billion, but the United States is fighting their claim in the international court system.
The International court told the U.S. to lift sanctions while an international case was ongoing. However, they lack any mechanism by which to ensure compliance with the demand.
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