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After US backs Opposition leader, Venezuela breaks all diplomatic ties !

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The President`s announcement comes amid raging protests in the South American country, with protesters demanding fresh elections to be held.

After the USA recognised opposition leader Juan Guaido as the Interim President, the beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro broke off all diplomatic ties with the USA, giving American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country.

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“Before the people and nations of the world, and as constitutional President…I’ve decided to break diplomatic and political relations with US. Get out! Leave Venezuela. We have (our) dignity dammit!” Maduro told a crowd of red-shirted supporters gathered at the Miraflores Presidential palace on Wednesday.

The President`s announcement comes amid raging protests in the South American country, with protesters demanding fresh elections to be held.

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Trump vows diplomatic pressure :
President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2019 en route to New Orleans, Louisiana to address the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention.

The Trump administration could impose sanctions on Venezuelan oil as soon as this week, according to sources. The South American country has the largest crude reserves in the world and is a major supplier to U.S. refiners, though output is hovering near 70-year lows and reaction in the oil markets was muted on Wednesday.

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“The imperial government of the United States is leading a coup attempt against us in order to install a puppet presidency that they can control Venezuela,” CNN quoted Maduro as further saying from the balcony at Miraflores.

 

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