US Vows 'swift' Action After Disputed Venezuela Vote

Washington, May 21 (AFP) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today threatened new punitive measures against Venezuela after a disputed election which saw embattled President Nicolas Maduro win a second term.

"The United States stands with democratic nations in support of the Venezuelan people and will take swift economic and diplomatic actions to support the restoration of their democracy," Pompeo said in a statement.

"Until the Maduro regime restores a democratic path in Venezuela through free, fair, and transparent elections, the government faces isolation from the international community." (AFP)

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