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  Iyar 23, 5777 , 19/05/17

Report: Trump to sanction Venezuelan officials

The Trump administration plans to impose new sanctions soon on at least half a dozen Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations amid U.S. concern over the Venezuelan government's crackdown on unrest, congressional aides said on Thursday, according to Reuters.

The sanctions package is expected to designate those unnamed officials for punitive measures to be enforced by the U.S. Treasury Department, the sources told the news agency.

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