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Venezuelan president gives EU envoy 72 hours to leave country

Venezuelan President Gives EU Envoy Ultimatum of Three Days to Leave the Country

BUENOS AIRES – The Venezuelan government has granted the European Union envoy to Caracas 72 hours to leave the country after the EU blacklisted 11 Venezuelan officials and legislators, President Nicolás Maduro said in a statement.
“I resolved to give the EU envoy to Caracas 72 hours to leave the country, and I demand that the EU show respect, Enough with European colonialism and persecution concerning Venezuela,” the president said in a speech broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión.
“He has already transpired provided with a plane to fly. Later, we will gradually start solving problems with the European Union. If they don’t like us, if they don’t respect Venezuela, they are free to leave,” Maduro said.
Furthermore, the Venezuelan president announced that the Venezuelan authorities were considering the possibility of “taking diplomatic measures” against the Spanish ambassador.
He said that the country’s embassy building was hosting talks about an invasion of the South American country.
“Venezuela reserves the right to take diplomatic measures against the Spanish ambassador for his role in the invasion,” said Maduro, adding that more news would follow in the coming hours.
On Monday, the European Union imposed sanctions on 11 Venezuelan officials and legislators for hampering the opposition led by Juan Guaidó and “undermining democracy” in the country. Officials will be banned from entering the EU, and their accounts in European banks will be frozen.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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