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EU ready to impose more sanctions on Venezuela - statement

EU ready to impose more sanctions on Venezuela - statement
FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia September 25, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS -
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The “grave situation” in Venezuela must end with a transition to new elections, the European Union said on Friday, warning it was ready to impose new economic sanctions on the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hasten change.

“The EU confirms its readiness to work on further targeted measures,” the bloc said in a statement after imposing on Friday travel bans and asset freezes for another seven Venezuelan security and intelligence officers accused of torture.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Francesco Guarascio)

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