Russia created 'this crisis' in Venezuela: Pompeo

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Published on March 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:12s

Russia created 'this crisis' in Venezuela: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday criticized the role of Russia in creating "this crisis" in Venezuela by vetoing a UN Security Council resolution and other tactics "further squandering" the needs of the Venezuelan people.

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Russia created 'this crisis' in Venezuela: Pompeo

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that Russia's Rosneft was defying U.S. sanctions by buying oil from Venezuela's state-owned oil company and helping President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Speaking to reporters, Pompeo said Russia and Cuba had helped create the crisis in Venezuela.

"Russia's state-owned oil company, Rosneft, continues to purchase crude oil cargoes from PDVSA, Venezuela's state-owned oil company, in defiance of U.S. sanctions.

And Rosneft's CEO, Igor Sechin, continues to throw a lifeline to the regime," Pompeo said.

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