Venezuela ousts two U.S. envoys after new sanctions

May 23, 2018, 7:27 AM EDT
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro accused the U.S. of sabotaging the country's election.
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Newly elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expelled two U.S. envoys on Tuesday, accusing them of sabotaging the country’s presidential polls by abetting opposition leaders not to participate in the elections.

The U.S. had imposed new sanctions on Venezuela following Maduro’s win in a disputed election, which critics described as a farce, writes ABC News.

Retaliating to the White House move, Maduro said, “We've had enough of your conspiring,” as he repudiated the U.S. sanctions for bringing misery to the people of Venezuela, notes Al Jazeera.