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US, Argentina mull oil curbs on Venezuela, pan Maduro's authoritarian drift

Rex Tillerson and his Argentinian counterpart Jorge Fauri then met to tighten bilateral relations, placing special emphasis on cooperation in security matters.

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

Trex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson | File Photo: ANI/PTI

US and his counterpart, said that they are considering imposing on to pressure and return to a "constitutional regime".

At a joint press conference on Sunday with Faurie, Tillerson said that authorities were considering the consequences for the Venezuelan people of such a move, but not doing anything would be to ask the Venezuelan people to continue suffering, news reported.

The top US and diplomats agreed on the need to implement measures to stop the "authoritarian drift" by the

Earlier in the day, Tillerson paid tribute to independence hero

At about noon, the top US placed a floral offering before San Martin's bust in front of the San Martin Palace, the headquarters of the Argentine Foreign Ministry, at a solemn ceremony accompanied by Faurie.

The two men then met to tighten bilateral relations, placing special emphasis on cooperation in security matters.

In the afternoon, Tillerson will meet with members of the at Washington's diplomatic seat there.

Tillerson's official visit to Argentine will conclude on Monday at the Olivos presidential residence, where he will be welcomed by and discuss strengthening relations between the two countries and throughout the region.

After that, Tillerson will travel to Peru, the second stop on his first Latin American and tour, which began on Friday in and will also take him to and

The arrived in on Saturday, landing first at the Patagonian city of San Carlos de Bariloche, where he toured a portion of Nahuel Huapi National Park on horseback and spoke with and Conicet national research council officials.

First Published: Mon, February 05 2018. 10:11 IST
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