The Bank of England at the request of the United States refused to return to the government of Nicolas Maduro gold for $ 1.2 billion.
The Bank of England refused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in the return of gold bullion in the amount of $ 1.2 billion, according to Bloomberg.
The decision of the Bank of England was influenced by the US position. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Advisor to the US President for homeland security John Bolton urged the British side to help “to stop the regime of Maduro from his foreign assets.”
Stored in London gold bars are an impressive part belonging to Venezuela from $ 8 billion in foreign reserves. It is known that some assets may be in Turkey. Places of storage of other assets is unknown.