The United States wants “concrete steps” from Maduro before lifting sanctions

The United States wants “concrete steps” from Maduro before lifting sanctions

The United States said on Thursday it needs “more” concrete steps from Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s administration to make democratic progress and end corruption before US sanctions on Venezuela are lifted.

For example, John Kirby, one of the White House spokespersons, positioned himself during a press conference just half an hour before the scheduled time for this Thursday’s bilateral meeting between United States President Joe Biden and his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo. Petro.

“We need to see more, I’m not going to be here to give you a list of everything we need to see,” said Kirby, who then specified that Washington needs to see progress in the fight against corruption, while respecting human rights. and progress in democratic affairs.

“We want to see concrete steps from the Maduro regime to fulfill its commitments to negotiate in good faith and help the transition to democracy that all Venezuelans deserve,” Kirby stressed.

On Monday, Petro already announced that one of his goals is to talk to Biden about lifting sanctions against Venezuela, which will also be one of the main topics of an international conference on Venezuela to be held in Colombia next week.




Source: El heraldo

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