The United States secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said on Thursday that all American diplomats working in Venezuela have left the crisis-torn country, amid escalating economic and political turmoil in Latin American country.
According to ANI news reports, Pompeo said that on Thursday “all departed the country. They are fully dedicated to our mission of supporting Venezuelan people’s aspirations to live in a democracy and build a better future for their families.”
He added saying, “US diplomats will now continue that mission from other locations, where they will continue to help, manage the flow of humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people and support the democratic actors bravely resisting tyranny.”
Pompeo further stated the people of the United States stands with the citizens of Venezuela, adding that the US is all set to offer “richly deserved” humanitarian assistance.
He said, “We are prepared to provide the humanitarian assistance that you so richly deserve. It’s the Maduro regime which has prevented that.”
Pompeo has remarked that the US government, at all levels, remains firm in its “resolve and support for the people of Venezuela” and self-proclaimed interim Venezuelan president Juan Guaido. He said Washington look “forward to resuming our presence once the transition to democracy begins”.