Mike Pompeo announces the total withdrawal of diplomatic personnel from the US Embassy in Venezuela

The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, announced Monday night the total withdrawal of diplomatic personnel at the US Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, as the crisis in the country intensifies.

Pompeo said the US has concluded that the presence of US diplomatic personnel at the Embassy has become a restriction on US policy.

“The United States will withdraw all remaining staff from @usembassyve this week. This decision reflects the deterioration of the #Venezuela situation, as well as the conclusion that the presence of United States diplomatic personnel at the Embassy has become a restriction on US policy, “Pompeo wrote in his Twitter account.

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