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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. Image Credit: Reuters

Caracas: Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Monday gave the head of the European Union mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country.

The move came in retaliation to the bloc announcing sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials earlier on Monday.

“Who are they to try to impose themselves with threats?” said Maduro while announcing the move.