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US, Venezuela expel each other’s envoys

TIT FOR TAT:Analysts said Venezuela ejected three US diplomats to divert people’s attention from the country’s economic woes, while the US said it had to reciprocate

AFP, CARACAS

“We’ve had a relationship with Venezuela that we’ve been working on for some time. We’re not going to give up on those efforts,” Psaki said.

In June, the two countries agreed to begin discussions aimed at returning ambassadors to Caracas and Washington after talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Elias Jaua.

However, Venezuela broke off the rapprochement in July after the now US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, lumped Caracas with other “repressive regimes.”

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