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U.S. bringing ‘maximum pressure’ on Venezuela - sanctions official

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States was bringing “maximum pressure” on the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro, a top U.S. sanctions official said on Friday.

Sigal Mandelker, under-secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, made her comments in Singapore. She is due to discuss sanctions on Iran over coming days with government officials in Malaysia, Singapore and India.

(Reporting by John Geddie; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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