Venezuela announces departure deadline for US diplomats

The Venezuelan government on Tuesday said it will not extend the stay of US diplomatic personnel in its territory and ordered US diplomats in Caracas to leave within 72 hours.

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said the presence of US diplomats puts Venezuela's stability and peace at risk, saying that some US high-level officials have threatened to use military force to protect their diplomatic personnel in Caracas. The Venezuelan government also announced that further talks about the possible establishment of interest offices should be advanced through respective representations to the United Nations.

Source: VOV5