State Department Says All U.S. Diplomats Have Left Venezuela

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday announced that all remaining U.S. diplomats have left Venezuela “for the time being,” as relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate.

“Today, all U.S. diplomats remaining in Venezuela departed the country,” he said in a statement, adding that it is “a difficult moment for them.”

“They are fully dedicated to our mission of supporting the Venezuelan people’s aspirations to live in a democracy and build a better future for their families,” he added.

Despite the personnel evacuation, Pompeo said the Trump administration maintains its support of opposition leader Juan Guaidó and his effort to oust authoritarian President Nicolás Maduro, whom the U.S. no longer recognizes as the country’s rightful leader.

“U.S. diplomats will now continue that mission…

Original published: 2019-03-14 21:36:34 Read the full New York City News here


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