Pompeo: All Embassy Personnel to Be Withdrawn Out Of Venezuela This Week

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is ordering all U.S. personnel out of Venezuela.

Daily Wire reported that on Monday night, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the United States would withdraw all remaining personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela this week. Pompeo wrote on Twitter, “The U.S. will withdraw all remaining personnel from @usembassyve this week. This decision reflects the deteriorating situation in #Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy.”

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As reported by CNN

The US is withdrawing all remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Caracas, citing the “deteriorating situation in Venezuela,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced late Monday.

This follows a decision made in January, in which the State Department ordered all non-emergency government employees to depart Venezuela amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis in the country.
“Like the January 24 decision to withdraw all dependents and reduce embassy staff to a minimum, this decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of U.S. diplomatic staff at the embassy has become a constraint on U.S. policy,” according to Pompeo’s statement. The US personnel will be pulled from Venezuela this week.
Earlier in the day, Pompeo had taken aim at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s regime.
“Nicolas Maduro promised Venezuelans a better life in a socialist paradise. And he delivered on the socialism part, which has proved time and time again is a recipe for economic ruin,” he said from the State Department briefing room.
“The paradise part? Not so much,” Pompeo remarked.

 

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