The United States did not rule out the introduction of an oil embargo against Venezuela

© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Znamenskii in Caracas. Archival photoThe United States did not rule out the introduction of an oil embargo against Venezuela© RIA Novosti / Dmitry Znamenskiy

The U.S. does not eliminate the embargo on the purchase of oil from Venezuela, said the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley.

«If the situation does not improve, all these options are always possible. So we’re looking at. First there was the sanctions, and then we’ll see. I can say that it (the embargo) is not excluded,» said Haley at a press conference.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump, speaking at the UN, lashed with harsh criticism of the Venezuelan government, accusing him of dictatorship and numerous human rights violations in the country. Trump said that Washington is ready to take further actions against Venezuela if the government does not change course.

Previously in Venezuela held elections for the National constituent Assembly, which is expected to prepare amendments to the Constitution of the country. The convening of this body was announced on the initiative of President Nicolas Maduro. The opposition did not recognize the elections, indicating that the constituent Assembly should be carried out through a referendum. These events spurred ongoing in the country since the beginning of April, mass protests.

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