March 14, 2019 / 5:38 PM / 5 months ago

Pompeo says all U.S. diplomats have left Venezuela

WASHINGTON, March 14 (Reuters) - All American diplomats remaining in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a political crisis over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro’s 2018 re-election.

“U.S. diplomats will now continue that mission from other locations where they will continue to help manage the flow of humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people and support the democratic actors bravely resisting tyranny,” Pompeo said in a statement. (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander)

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