UN human rights chief decries US choking of Venezuela as Trump mulls imposing toughest sanctions

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States could impose harsher sanctions on Venezuela in its campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro. In a bid to force a change of leadership who charges that he is the target of a U. He added that the United States is not looking for anything other than taking care of a lot of people. Elliott Abrams met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. CARACAS Venezuela The United Nations high commissioner for human rights says recent U. sanctions that are aimed to topple Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threaten to deep the nations crisis. Commissioner Michelle Bachelet told the Human Rights Council of the U. measures targeting Venezuelas state run oil company could have repercussions on peoples basic rights and wellbeing. The Trump administration is among some 50 nations around the world that back opposition leader Juan Guaido who seeks to oust Maduro. Treasury targeted PDVSA aimed at depriving Maduro of billions in hard cash

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