Tension grows between U.S. and Russia over Venezuela standoff

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets members of the State Department employees in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States and Russia traded warnings against interfering in Venezuela on Wednesday, a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Moscow of stopping President Nicolas Maduro from leaving the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Pompeo by phone that further “aggressive steps” in Venezuela would be fraught with […]

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