UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on Tuesday he hopes the U.N. Security Council will vote this week on a resolution calling for Venezuela to allow the entry of humanitarian assistance into the country.
Abrams, speaking ahead of a Security Council meeting on Venezuela sought by the United States, also told reporters that Washington would impose more sanctions on Caracas this week and next to bring additional pressure on the government of President Nicolas Maduro, whose legitimacy Washington has challenged.
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“We’ll have a (Security Council) resolution this week which will certainly call for the admission of humanitarian aid into Venezuela and will comment on the events of the last few days,” Abrams told reporters.
His comments came days after troops loyal to Maduro violently drove back U.S.-backed foreign aid...
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