Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s oil minister, has resigned

Tareck El Aissami, Venezuela’s oil minister, has resigned

“Based on the investigations launched into serious acts of corruption at PDVSA, I have made the decision to tender my resignation as Oil Minister with the aim of fully assisting, guiding and aiding this process,” the official said. through Twitter. .

“Likewise, in my capacity as a revolutionary militant, I place myself at the disposal of the leadership of the (government party) psuv to support this crusade that President Nicolás Maduro has undertaken against the anti-values ​​that we are obliged to fight, even with our lives,” he added.

El Aissami’s resignation comes days after the Public Prosecutor and the government expected legal proceedings to arrest and investigate an undetermined number of officials allegedly involved acts of corruption.

The so far head of the Petroleum Ministry has been included in aa “wanted” list by the United States government, which offered a $10 million reward three years ago for his capture, for alleged involvement in drug trafficking and other crimes.

Source: El heraldo