U.S. bringing 'maximum pressure' on Venezuela: sanctions official

FILE PHOTO: A Venezuelan flag hangs from a building in Caracas March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo/File Photo

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The United States was bringing “maximum pressure” on the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro, a top U.S. sanctions official said on Friday.

Sigal Mandelker, under-secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, made her comments in Singapore. She is due to discuss sanctions on Iran over coming days with government officials in Malaysia, Singapore and India.

Reporting by John Geddie; Editing by Robert Birsel

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