Venezuela gives US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country
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  • 17:44 12 March 2019

Venezuela gives US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country

Venezuela has decided not to grant a new extension for the permanence of the US diplomatic agents still present in the country, for which reason on 11 March 2019, the US Government has been required to leave the national territory with its the remaining personnel", ONA reports citing the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry.

The US diplomats have remained in the country despite the decision of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to cut off diplomatic ties with the United States after Washington recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as the Venezuelan interim president in January. Pompeo, however, has previously refused to comply with the demands, stating that Maduro lacked legal authority to declare US diplomats personae non-gratae.

Faig Mahmudov

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