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U.S. condemns 'power grab' by new Venezuelan assembly -State Dept
August 19, 2017 / 12:49 AM / 3 months ago

U.S. condemns 'power grab' by new Venezuelan assembly -State Dept

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The United States strongly condemns the assumption of legislative powers by Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly, the State Department said in a statement on Friday.

“This power grab is designed to supplant the democratically-elected National Assembly with an authoritarian committee operating above the law,” the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by David Alexander

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