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.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) March 12, 2019
What’s coming next?
Via Fox News:
The remaining diplomatic staff at the American embassy in Venezuela will be withdrawn by the end of the week, the United States announced late Monday night, citing the ongoing and deteriorating political and humanitarian conditions in the South American nation.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement comes as Caracas grapples with power outages and a deepening political crisis.
“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,” read a statement ontained by Fox News.