Maduro in January described Carvativir, an oral solution derived from thyme, as a "miracle" medication that neutralizes the coronavirus with no side effects, a claim easily debunked by doctors.
I am proud of Israel and, therefore, assume that it values right above might, freedom above tyranny, morality above material interests.
"When you see 20 legislators from 7 Latin American countries meeting together, and talking about the future of Israel and Latin America relations, it speaks to the power of faith-based diplomacy."
It is in Caracas's interests to see the US have internal strife.
Maduro, who has accused the US of trying to overthrow him to gain control over Venezuela's oil, lashed out at Pompeo in response to the announcement.
PDVSA, Venezuela's oil ministry and NIOC did not respond to requests for comment. The US Treasury Department declined to comment.
According to the report, a massive Iranian oil tanker, known as one of the very large crude carriers (VLCC), is supposed to leave Venezuela with 1.9 million barrels of oil destined for Iran as well.
The US State Department had no immediate comment.
Maduro did not give further details, but said the detainee was giving a statement in custody.