Will the U.S. hit Venezuela with new sanctions?

Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro’s recent call for presidential elections are illegitimate, and their results will not be recognized, officials from the U.S. Department of State said in a briefing with the press, adding that the South American country’s government needs to enact meaningful electoral reforms that allow for a truly free, fair, transparent, and credible election under international observation. The call for elections has already drawn widespread criticism, most notably from the Lima Group. But will it mean that the U.S. will apply Venezuela with new sanctions? Below is the full transcription of the briefing: MODERATOR:  Thank you all for coming today.  Glad we can do this on the spur of the moment.  We’ve got on background today with [Senior […]

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