US hopeful EU will impose sanctions on Venezuela in coming months

US hopeful EU will impose sanctions on Venezuela in coming months

US Venezuela envoy Elliott Abram
US Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo)

WASHINGTON: Washington's envoy for Venezuela said on Thursday (Aug 29) he was hopeful that the European Union will impose sanctions against Caracas in the coming months and the United States was examining more measures to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

US envoy Elliott Abrams told reporters that Maduro's government was increasingly relying on Russian oil firm Rosneft for financial support. Rosneft's purchases and sales of Venezuelan oil did not violate US sanctions at this time, he added.

Source: Reuters

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