U.S. Embassy in Venezuela Is Withdrawing Its Diplomatic Workers

U.S. to Pull Remaining Diplomatic Workers From Embassy in Venezuela

The United States is withdrawing all the remaining diplomatic personnel from its embassy in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, because of worsening conditions in the country, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Mr. Pompeo said the move reflected the “deteriorating situation” in the country and the belief that the presence of American diplomats “has become a constraint on U.S. policy.”

Mr. Pompeo argued on Monday that support was increasing for Mr. Guaidó, who is supported by more than 50 other nations, including several of Venezuela’s neighbors.

“We wish things could go faster, but I am very confident that the tide is moving in the direction of the Venezuelan people,” Mr. Pompeo said.

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