"We're looking at how to mitigate. the impacts on USA business interests", said Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Argentina during a tour of Latin America to bolster a common front against Venezuela's bid to hold a presidential election that opponents deem illegitimate.
"The situation is becoming quite dire in Venezuela", said Tillerson, who added that the administration was weighing the effect of sanctions on the Venezuelan people - and whether they would quickly produce the desired result.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro fist-bumps with oil workers during a visit to a facility in the oil-rich Orinoco belt in the state of Monagas, March 21, 2013.
"Obviously sanctioning oil or prohibiting the oil to be sold in the United States.is something we continue to consider", Tillerson said, while acknowledging Faurie's concerns.
But such sanctions also pose a great threat to Maduro.
Last week, President Trump said at a meeting in Virginia that he would cut aid to countries that were "pouring drugs" into the States. "Is it a step that might bring this to an end more rapidly?", Tillerson added, referring to the potential ouster of democratically elected Maduro.
Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie voiced support for the secretary's proposal, calling for "controlling the financing" of Venezuela as an "absolutely important" instrument to pressure the Maduro government as long as the sanctions "never harm the Venezuelan people".
Referring to Tillerson's Friday speech insinuating China is a "potential predatory actor", the paper said the current US administration believes it is living during the Cold War, "even though the rest of the world has moved on and is living in 2018".
"Rex Tillerson visiting Argentina just threatened us with a oil embargo", Maduro said on Facebook.
Analysts say USA oil sanctions could completely cripple the Venezuelan economy.
Tillerson made the remarks during a news conference in Buenos Aires amid his five-stop Latin American tour created to promote the Trump administration's foreign and domestic policy agenda.
Maduro has accused the United States and its allies of trying to undermine his socialist government.
As the US Secretary of State embarks upon his voyage across the region that the United States has long considered its own backyard since the implementation of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, it's unclear exactly how receptive the countries he's about to visit will be to his message.
Commenting on the new strategy, Trump said that it "develops capabilities aimed at making use of nuclear weapons less likely". It overturns years of Obama-era policy that sought to reduce the size and power of the United States' nuclear arsenal.
So far, Turkey has reported the killing of 712 militants, and the destruction of more than 400 militants facilities. The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on global law, U.N.
Amazon hired almost 130,000 employees globally in 2017, excluding acquisitions, adding a workforce the size of a small city. Amazon is stressing groceries and consumables as a result of the Whole Foods acquisition, Olsavsky said.
James O'Brien said the far-right and Islamic extremists are two sides of the same coin and are radicalised in the same way. Most recently in 2014, aged 44, he was convicted of charges of theft, attempted theft and shoplifting in South Wales.
Bengtsson-Davis said in a statement Trump's announcement he'd ban transgender people from the USA military "sort of blew me away". Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy , the former US attorney general and NY senator who was assassinated in 1968.
It was not clear which rebel group was involved, but the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is the most active force in the area. With the help of Russian forces, the Syrian government has managed to take back much of the country held by rebels.
The report also said that the potential dangers and benefits of vaping e-cigarettes may depend on the user's age. According to the chemists, the damage caused by vaping increased as a person took more puffs of an e-cigarette.
If you've never been to the Phoenix Open, let's just say it's unlike any other PGA Tour event you'll ever experience . After two weeks in the desert, the European Tour makes its way to Malaysia for the Maybank Championship.
A student and parent react while leaving campus at Salvadore Castro Middle School in Los Angeles , California on February 1, 2018. Police received a call about the shooting at the school in the Westlake North neighbourhood at 8.55am local time and responded.
However, when it comes to flu related deaths, only pregnant women and pediatric deaths are reported to the state and the CDC . Taken within 48 hours, it can shorten the amount of time you're ill by 1 or 2 days, and can reduce your symptoms.
Immigration Not on Agenda at GOP Party Retreat
Trump is taking a victory lap, stressing the newly enacted tax overhaul and efforts to reduce regulations. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT said Trump's tone on immigration "was of a divider-in-chief".
Amazon Replaces Alexa With Celebrities in Super Bowl LII Ad
Either way, the timing couldn't be better for Amazon given that Apple is releasing its rival smart speaker, the $349 HomePod , . To enable Alexa to deliver text messages to smartphones via Amazon Echo devices , you need to perform an initial setup process.
Browns' run at Alex Smith ends in predictable failure
Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs calls out the play on November 19, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He played with annual salaries of $19.9 million and $23.9 million as the sides were unable to negotiate a long-term deal.
Xerox to combine with Fujifilm in joint venture
The Company will hold 50.1% of the shares of New Fuji Xerox , and New Fuji Xerox will maintain its listing on the NYSE. Xerox was trading up $0.83 (2.54%) to $33.51 per share before markets opened Wednesday.