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US withdraws remaining diplomatic staff from Venezuela

IANS  |  Washington 

The US announced that all US diplomats remaining in have departed the South American country.

Calling the withdrawal "temporary departure," said in a statement released by the State Department on Thursday that US diplomats will continue their work from other locations, reported.

The US diplomats' exit came after announced on Monday night the decision of withdrawing all remaining US personnel from its embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, within this week.

On Tuesday, ordered American diplomats to leave within 72 hours. The US recognised Venezuelan as the nation's "interim president" on Jan 23, days after Maduro was inaugurated for a second term as Venezuelan

In response to Washington's support for Guaido, Maduro announced that he was severing "diplomatic and political" ties with the US.

The recently has kept piling up pressure on Maduro.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 04:44 IST