The US government is considering new sanctions against Cuba, warned Elliott Abrams, special representative of the White House to Venezuela.
Cubadebate website publishes a report that alludes to an interview with Reuters in his State Department office, in which Abrams said they are always looking for ways to pressure (Cuba) "because we do not see any improvement in their behavior," using the argument of relations with the legitimate government of Venezuela.
The statements of the US official were made the same day the Trump administration's most recent measures against Cuba entered into force, the information added.
The report also says that a second senior US government official, who opted for anonymity, noted that the sanctions against Cuba that are being considered, planned "for the next few weeks," are likely to target the tourism sector and to cut off the supply of oil that Venezuela delivers to Havana.
Those measures are based on a blacklist of tankers used to transport the supplies, the official added.
According to that source, Donald Trump's frustration over the failure of his "maximum pressure" campaign for Nicolas Maduro to abandon power has led his foreign policy advisors to prepare new measures and pressure European and Latin American countries to impose tougher sanctions on Venezuela.