February 5, 2018 / 10:45 PM / a year ago

Maduro says U.S. sanctions will not stymie Venezuela oil industry

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a rally to commemorate the 26th anniversary of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez failed coup attempt in Caracas, Venezuela February 4, 2018. REUTERS/Marco Bello

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday said possible U.S. sanctions against the OPEC nation would fail to harm the country’s oil industry, adding that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is “wasting his time” touring Latin America.

Reporting by Brian Ellsworth; Editing by James Dalgleish

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